Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2008, Vol 24, Num, 3     (Pages: 186-189)

Incidental serous papillary ovarian carcinoma diagnosed on endometrial biopsy

Çiğdem HİMMETOĞLU 1, Alp USUBÜTÜN 1, Ali AYHAN 2, Türkan KÜÇÜKALİ 1

1 Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Department of Pathology, ANKARA
2 Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, ANKARA

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We present a case of incidental locally advanced serous papillary ovarian carcinoma in a 43-year-old women on endometrial biopsy. On endometrial biopsy, findings of serous carcinoma besides normal endometrial tissue caused diagnostic confusion. However, by thorough clinical investigation, we were able to detect bilateral ovarian masses, which were proved to be serous papillary cystadenocarcinoma. The possibility of a locally advanced ovarian carcinoma should always be kept in mind especially when trying to identify a serous papillary carcinoma in an endometrial biopsy with no endometrial involvement.

Keywords : Serous papillary carcinoma, ovarian, endometrial biopsy