Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Anaplastic Ovarian Carcinoma Arising From a Background of Mucinous Carcinoma with Fatal Outcome: Case Report and Literature Review

Ji-Young Hong1, Sujin Park2, Tae-Joong Kim1, Sang Yong Song2, Jeong-Won Lee1, Byoung- Gie Kim1, Duk-Soo Bae1, Chel Hun Choi1* and Nam Rri Kim1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, South Korea
2Department of Pathology and Translational Genomics, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, South Korea

*Correspondance to: Chel Hun Choi 

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Abstract

Ovarian mucinous carcinoma is 2% to 4% of all epithelial ovarian cancers and is known to have good prognosis. It is low stage at diagnosis, but one of the least studied types of ovarian epithelial cancer. Sometimes anaplastic foci are found with ovarian mucinous carcinoma and several types of mural nodules may develop in the wall of mucinous tumors. It is rarely encountered and reported in less than 35 cases with no reports in South Korea. Prognosis of these, if unruptured, is not as poor as initially suggested. We report a case of anaplastic carcinoma arising from mucinous carcinoma with fatal outcome in a 24-year-old female.

Keywords:

Mucinous carcinoma; Anaplastic carcinoma; Poor prognosis

Citation:

Kim NR, Park S, Kim T-J, Song SY, Lee J-W, Kim B-G, et al. Anaplastic Ovarian Carcinoma Arising From a Background of Mucinous Carcinoma with Fatal Outcome: Case Report and Literature Review. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1626.

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