Which histologic findings are characteristic of implants in borderline ovarian cancer?

Updated: Mar 18, 2019
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Peritoneal implants are described as invasive or noninvasive. Noninvasive implants are glandular or papillary proliferations with cell detachments. Psammoma bodies, cellular atypia, and desmoplastic fibrosis are observed in some instances. The appearance of invasive implants is similar, but they have epithelial cells infiltrating the stroma.


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