Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
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


Alev O Atilgan1, Merih Tepeoglu1, Ozlem Ozen1, Banu Bilezikçi2 
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
Turkey

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.


How to cite this article:
Atilgan AO, Tepeoglu M, Ozen O, Bilezikçi B. Peritoneal washing cytology in an adult granulosa cell tumor: A case report and review of literature.J Cytol 2013;30:74-77


How to cite this URL:
Atilgan AO, Tepeoglu M, Ozen O, Bilezikçi B. Peritoneal washing cytology in an adult granulosa cell tumor: A case report and review of literature. J Cytol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];30:74-77
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