Brenner tumour in a young, pregnant woman

A. Abolins, M. Abolina, Ilze Štrumfa, J. Gardovskis

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Objective: Brenner tumour is a rare ovarian tumour, mostly found in
elderly ladies (aged 50–70 years). These neoplasms morphologically
are classified as benign, borderline and malignant. The benign subtype
is the most frequent but it accounts for only 5 % of benign ovarian
neoplasms (WHO, 2015).
Method: Patient’s medical history, clinical and laboratory findings, as
well as the treatment and surgical pathology data were retrospectively
Results: A 23-year-old woman, G2P0 was admitted to hospital because of pathological pattern in cardiotocography. For child’s benefit,
the patient underwent Caesarean section disclosing also polycystic
right ovary that was removed. At gross pathologic evaluation, a
polycystic, firm, greyish brown mass, measuring 4.5 × 2.5 × 2 cm,
was found. Histologically, sharply demarcated epithelial nests in a
fibrous stroma were detected. Epithelial cells mostly were cylindrical,
followed by cuboid or transitional architecture. Cysts were found in
some nests. The morphological picture was consistent with a benign
Brenner tumour. Postoperative recovery was uneventful, and patient
together with healthy newborn girl was discharged from hospital
4 days after surgery.
Conclusion: 1) Brenner tumour can occur in young pregnant women. 2)
The differential diagnosis of cystic ovarian masses in pregnancy should
include Brenner tumour as well.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberPS-03-102
Pages (from-to)S98-S98
Number of pages1
JournalVirchows Archiv
Issue numberSuppl.1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
Event29th European Congress of Pathology: Pathology for patient care - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Sept 20176 Sept 2017
Conference number: 29

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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