Recent Insights into Mucinous Ovarian Carcinoma

Francesca Ricci, Roberta Affatato, Laura Carrassa, Giovanna Damia

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Ovarian mucinous tumors represent a group of rare neoplasms with a still undefined cell of origin but with an apparent progression from benign to borderline to carcinoma. Even though these tumors are different from the other histological subtypes of epithelial ovarian neoplasms, they are still treated with a similar chemotherapeutic approach. Here, we review its pathogenesis, molecular alterations, (differential) diagnosis, clinical presentation and current treatment, and how recent molecular and biological information on this tumor might lead to better and more specific clinical management of patients with mucinous ovarian carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2018


  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous/classification
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms/classification


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