Simultaneous Bilateral Occurrence of a Mixed Mesodermal Tumor and Cystadenocarcinoma in the Ovary

Gábor VERMES1, Nándor ÁCS1, István SZABÓ1, Zoltán LANGMÁR1, Balázs JÁRAY2, Ferenc BÁNHIDY1

12nd Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
22nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary


The mixed mesodermal tumor is a very uncommon malignancy. The aggressiveness of this lesion is illustrated by extremely poor prospects for afflicted patients: postoperative survival is usually shorter than 24 months. According to the literature, malignant mixed tumor of the ovary is rather rare and its occurrence with other malignancy is exceptional. We report here a case of a 62-years old woman with serous cystadenocarcinoma in the right ovary and a heterologous malignant mixed mesodermal tumor in the left one. Both tumors expressed cytokeratins, while only the mesodermal tumor expressed S-100 and focal NSE. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 10, Nr 2, 117-120, 2004

Key words: malignant mixed mesodermal tumor; ovary; simultaneous occurrence

Received: Apr 7, 2004; accepted: Apr 28, 2004
Correspondence: Gábor VERMES, 2nd Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Semmelweis University, Üllôi u. 78/a Budapest H-1082, Hungary

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