Challenges in the Interpretation Peritoneal Cytologic Specimens (Report)

Challenges in the Interpretation Peritoneal Cytologic Specimens (Report)

Peritoneal washing cytology has been used in the evaluation of gynecologic malignancies since the early 1950s. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) introduced peritoneal washing as part of the staging of ovarian carcinomas in 1975. For ovarian carcinomas, the presence of malignant cells in peritoneal washings is important for substaging patients with disease […]

Primary Peritoneal Anaplastic Giant Cell Carcinoma: Case Report of an Unusual and Highly Malignant Mullerian Neoplasm (Case Study)

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 […]

Expression of P63 Differs in Peritoneal Endometriosis, Endometriomas, Adenomyosis, Rectovaginal Septum Endometriosis, And Abdominal Wall Endometriosis (Report)

Expression of P63 Differs in Peritoneal Endometriosis, Endometriomas, Adenomyosis, Rectovaginal Septum Endometriosis, And Abdominal Wall Endometriosis (Report)

Endometriosis is defined as the occurrence of endometrium-like tissue outside the uterine cavity and, histologically, consists of glands and stroma. (1) Such tissue can be found in the peritoneum, ovaries, myometrium, retroperitoneal sites (such as the abdominal wall and rectovaginal septum), and other distant foci. The implantation of retrograde menstrual tissue is the most widely […]