LGCmain
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 1885
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-218

Primary pleomorphic sarcoma of the ovary with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation


Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumana Mukherjee
BH-62, Sector-2, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.48923

Rights and Permissions

A 49-year-old patient presented with a right ovarian mass, which, on microscopy, showed to consist of haphazardly oriented large pleomorphic cells with abundant cytoplasm. Periodic acid Schiff stain was positive but negative with diastase digestion. Immunohistochemical staining with Desmin showed intense cytoplasmic positivity in almost all the cells. Cytokeratin, epithelial membrane antigen, smooth muscle actin, HMB-45, S-100 and neurone-specific enolase were negative. Immunohistochemical staining with Myogenin showed intense nuclear positivity. There was no other primary tumor on extensive search. A diagnosis of primary sarcoma of the ovary with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation was made. The incidence of similar tumors of the ovary are low and therefore little data are available on this uniformly lethal tumor. Thus, such cases need to be reported to pool experience so that the tumor can be diagnosed early.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3345    
    Printed104    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded179    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal