Primary Peritoneal Anaplastic Giant Cell Carcinoma: Case Report of an Unusual and Highly Malignant Mullerian Neoplasm (Case Study)
Primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC) is a rare tumor and tends to occur in elderly women. (1) Like its ovarian counterpart, the tumor often presents with abdominal distention, pain, and pressure. (1,2) More than 90% of PPCs are papillary serous carcinomas. (1-3) Other much less common types of PPC include clear cell carcinoma, endometrioid carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, and carcinosarcoma. Primary anaplastic giant cell carcinomas have been described in a number of mostly nongynecologic sites and occasionally in the ovaries, (4) but they have not been reported in the pelvic peritoneum. We report an unusual histopathologic type of primary peritoneal carcinoma comprising diffuse anaplastic tumor giant cells. REPORT OF A CASE
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