Displaced granulosa cells in peritoneal washings : a rare diagnostic pitfall

Ribu, D. L., Shield, P. W., & Cominos, D. (2011) Displaced granulosa cells in peritoneal washings : a rare diagnostic pitfall. Cytopathology, 22(3), pp. 202-204.

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Abstract

Developing follicles and follicular cysts in the ovary are lined by granulosa cells. Approximately the size of histiocytes, non-neoplastic granulosa cells have scant granular to foamy cytoplasm and mildly atypical hyperchromatic nuclei, which may be mitotically active. 1 Displaced granulosa cells, derived from normal follicles and introduced into ovarian vascular channels, ovarian stroma and the fallopian tube, have been reported to cause diagnostic difficulty in histol- ogy, as they may mimic small cell carcinoma or other metastatic carcinomas. 2–4 The cells are thought to be displaced artefactually due to surgical trauma or during sectioning in the laboratory or during ovulation...

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ID Code: 78891
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: granulosa cells, pertioneal washings
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2303.2010.00775.x
ISSN: 0956-5507
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Cancer Diagnosis (111202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Ribu, D. L., Shield, P. W. and Cominos, D. (2011), Displaced granulosa cells in peritoneal washings: a rare diagnostic pitfall. Cytopathology, 22: 202–204. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2303.2010.00775.x

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