Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings

Anna Szymańska-Dubowik1, Marcin Śniadecki2, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak3, Marcin Liro2, Edyta Szurowska1

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J Ultrason 2016; 16: 411–416
DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0041

Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses approaches that might bring some insights on tumor histology. Furthermore, it raises a question about which imaging techniques should be proposed for a reliable diagnosis of borderline ovarian tumors to ensure safe surgery planning.

ovary, borderline tumor, papillae, ultrasound, computed tomography