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CARCINOMA OF OVARY

CARCINOMA OF OVARY

Clinical History

The patient was a woman aged 53 years who presented with abdominal distension and ascites. At autopsy there was a carcinoma of the left ovary with metastatic deposits in the right ovary, para-aortic, peripancreatic and paratracheal lymph nodes.

Pathology

The specimen consists of uterus, left tube and ovary. The left ovary is markedly enlarged and there are numerous nodules projecting from on the surface. The ovary has been replaced by a solid, partly lobulated tumour which shows pale areas of necrosis and darker haemorrhagic areas and appears to be infiltrating the adjacent fat. Histological examination revealed undifferentiated carcinoma of the ovary.