Primary Peritoneal Clear Cell Carcinoma Versus Ovarian Carcinoma Versus Malignant Transformation of Endometriosis: A Vexing Issue

Luigi Insabato, Valentina Natella, Anna Somma, Marcello Persico, Luigi Camera, Nunzia Simona Losito, Stefania Masone

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Abstract

Peritoneum is a site for both primary and secondary tumors. Primary peritoneal tumors are fairly rare. The most common primary tumors of the peritoneum are malignant mesothelioma and serous papillary adenocarcinoma. Clear cell carcinoma of the peritoneum is extremely rare and often misdiagnosed as mesothelioma, serous carcinoma, or metastatic adenocarcinoma, so it represents a diagnostic challenge for both clinicians and pathologists. Up to date, to the best of our knowledge, only 11 cases of primary peritoneal clear cell carcinoma have been reported in the English literature. Distinguishing this tumor of the peritoneum versus ovarian carcinoma can be problematic. Herein, we report a rare case of primary peritoneal clear cell carcinoma occurring in a 49-year-old woman, along with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2015

Keywords

  • clear cell carcinoma
  • peritoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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