Primary trabecular carcinoid of the ovary.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Eighteen cases of primary trabecular carcinoid of the ovary were analyzed from a clinicopathologic viewpoint. The patients ranged in age from 24 to 74 years and presented with symptoms of an ovarian mass; none had the carcinoid syndrome. Although the carcinoid always proved to be unilateral, the contralateral ovary was sometimes enlarged by a dermoid cyst. The carcinoid usually formed a small mass in an otherwise obvious dermoid cyst, but in six instances it formed a large, solid mass, and in 2 of these cases no other teratomatous elements could be demonstrated. The prognosis was nearly always favorable after removal of the neoplasm, although 1 patient had a recurrence after 2 years and died after 51/2 years. Primary trabecular carcinoids are characterized by a distinctive pattern of ribbons of argentaffin cells and should not be confused with a Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, a strumal carcinoid, or a metastatic trabecular carcinoid.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robboy, SJ; Scully, RE; Norris, HJ

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 202 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 834404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States