Massive edema of ovary with cytogenetic alteration of chromosome 12q13-15 in adolescent patient: a case report
1 Pathology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione “G. Pascale”, via Mariano Semmola, 80131, Napoli, Italy
2 Pathology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Hospital, via Mariano Semmola, 80131, Naples, Italy
Journal of Ovarian Research 2013, 6:13 doi:10.1186/1757-2215-6-13Published: 7 February 2013
The massive edema of ovary, with or without fibromatosis, is a rare tumor-like entity characterized by an increase in volume of one or both ovaries for accumulation of edema fluid in the stroma that separates the follicular structures.
We report a rare case, very peculiar also for its association with a massive stromal fibromatosis and for the presence, never described, of tumoral areas with CHOP gene translocation, on chromosome 12q13–15.