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ovarian transitional cell carcinoma

Sunday 21 January 2007

Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the ovary is a recently recognized subtype of ovarian surface epithelial-stromal cancer.

TCC of the ovary usually occurs in pure form but is also common as a component of a surface epithelial carcinoma of mixed cell type.

In either situation, TCC has a constellation of architectural and cytologic features that readily distinguish it in most cases from other types of ovarian cancer.