Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-77

Peritoneal washing cytology in an adult granulosa cell tumor: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Pathology, Baskent University, School of Medicine, Bahçelievler, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Alev O Atilgan
Department of Pathology, Baskent University Hospital, 79. Sokak, No. 7/4 Bahcelievler, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.107528

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Adult-type granulosa cell tumors (AGCT) account for 1-2% of all ovarian tumors and 95% of granulosa cell tumors. In AGCT, at the time of peritoneal washing, tumor cells are rarely seen to exfoliate and FIGO stage is raised from IA/IB or IIA/IIB to stage IC or IIC despite the absence of a gross intraepithelial tumor. Patients with positive peritoneal washing cytology must be followed up for pelvic recurrence and metastasis. A more sensitive cytologic evaluation, histopathologic correlation and immunohistochemical staining can advance our practice. Here, we describe a case of AGCT with the emphasis on cytologic features observed in specimens obtained from peritoneal washing fluid.

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