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2008, Volume 24, Number 3, Page(s) 186-189     
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Incidental serous papillary ovarian carcinoma diagnosed on endometrial biopsy
Çiğdem HİMMETOĞLU1, Alp USUBÜTÜN1, Ali AYHAN2, Türkan KÜÇÜKALİ1
1 Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Department of Pathology, ANKARA
2 Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, ANKARA
Keywords: Serous papillary carcinoma, ovarian, endometrial biopsy

We present a case of incidental locally advanced serous papillary ovarian carcinoma in a 43-year-old women on endometrial biopsy. On endometrial biopsy, findings of serous carcinoma besides normal endometrial tissue caused diagnostic confusion. However, by thorough clinical investigation, we were able to detect bilateral ovarian masses, which were proved to be serous papillary cystadenocarcinoma. The possibility of a locally advanced ovarian carcinoma should always be kept in mind especially when trying to identify a serous papillary carcinoma in an endometrial biopsy with no endometrial involvement.

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