Solid tumour with cystic areas and haemorrhagic fluid? – Gynaecology MCQ

Solid tumour with cystic areas in between filled with haemorrhagic fluid and accounting for about 20% of all ovarian cancers is?
A. Cystadenocarcinoma
B. Mesonephroid tumors
C. Endometrioid tumour
D. Brenner tumour

Correct answer : C. Endometrioid tumour

Ovarian cancer - CT scanOvarian cancer – CT scan

  • Endometrioid tumours account for about 20% of all ovarian cancers.
  • They are mostly malignant.
  • They are lined by glandular epithelium.
  • They are moderate sized solid tumours with cystic areas in between filled with haemorrhagic fluid.
  • Ovarian endometriosis coexist in 15% of cases.

Ref: Shaw’s Textbook of Gynaecology, 15th edition, p375.
Image credits: James Heilman, MD. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:POvarianCA.png

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