Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe

Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
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ISSN: 2161-0932


The Scummy Canker-Mucinous Carcinoma Ovary

Anubha Bajaj*

Mucinous neoplasms are epithelial ovarian tumours designated as such on account of tumefaction pervaded with mucus-like substance secreted by mucus-secreting goblet cells. The neoplasm can enlarge significantly and is categorized into benign, borderline and malignant lesions. An inherited genetic predilection is observed with mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Ovarian carcinoma can occur in first-degree relatives of females with ovarian cancer. Mucinous adenocarcinoma or mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma can be painless or devoid of preliminary, disease-specific symptoms and the condition may be misinterpreted as irritable bowel syndrome. Clinical symptoms are contingent to tumours subtype. Borderline mucinous neoplasms of low malignant potential typically represent with abdominal distension or pelvic pain.