No ancillary finding is valid to distinguish a primary ovarian hepatoid carcinoma from metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma

J. E. Kwon, S. H. Kim, N. H. Cho

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Primary ovarian hepatoid carcinomas (POHC) are extremely rare. Especially rare are those with phenotypic properties of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and an absence of clinical evidence of hepatic tumor. We report a case of a POHC with a common microscopic, immunophenotypic, and ultrastructural property of HCC in the absence of a liver mass. It is extremely difficult to differentiate POHC from metastatic HCC using any kinds of ancillary studies, with the exception of clinical identification of a hepatic tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1691-1694
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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