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Ovarian Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Akram M. Shaaban, MBBCh
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
            • Definitions

              • Classified as epithelial ovarian neoplasms
              • Ovarian transitional cell tumors are composed of epithelial cells histologically resembling those of urothelium
              • Brenner tumors comprise the majority of ovarian transitional cell tumors

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • PET/CT

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Kuhn E et al: Ovarian Brenner tumour: a morphologic and immunohistochemical analysis suggesting an origin from fallopian tube epithelium. Eur J Cancer. 49(18):3839-49, 2013
                                            2. Montoriol PF et al: Fibrous tumours of the ovary: aetiologies and MRI features. Clin Radiol. 68(12):1276-83, 2013
                                            3. Dierickx I et al: Imaging in gynecological disease (7): clinical and ultrasound features of Brenner tumors of the ovary. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 40(6):706-13, 2012
                                            4. Kikukawa K et al: Diffusion-weighted imaging of a malignant brenner tumor. Magn Reson Med Sci. 11(1):71-4, 2012
                                            5. Toriihara A et al: FDG PET/CT of a benign ovarian Brenner tumor. Clin Imaging. 36(5):650-3, 2012
                                            6. Tazi EM et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a rare case and review of literature. World J Surg Oncol. 8:98, 2010
                                            7. Wang XY et al: [CT features of ovarian Brenner tumor and a report of 9 cases.] Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi. 32(5):359-62, 2010
                                            8. Oh SN et al: Transitional cell tumor of the ovary: computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging features with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 33(1):106-12, 2009
                                            9. Takeuchi M et al: Malignant Brenner tumor with transition from benign to malignant components: computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 32(4):553-4, 2008
                                            10. Green GE et al: Brenner tumors of the ovary: sonographic and computed tomographic imaging features. J Ultrasound Med. 25(10):1245-51; quiz 1252-4, 2006
                                            11. Imaoka I et al: Developing an MR imaging strategy for diagnosis of ovarian masses. Radiographics. 26(5):1431-48, 2006
                                            12. Tamai K et al: MR features of physiologic and benign conditions of the ovary. Eur Radiol. 2006
                                            13. Heye S et al: Left ovarian Brenner tumor. JBR-BTR. 88(5):245-6, 2005
                                            14. Takahama J et al: Borderline Brenner tumor of the ovary: MRI findings. Abdom Imaging. 29(4):528-30, 2004
                                            15. Silva PD et al: Diagnosis of a small, androgenizing Brenner cell tumor in a postmenopausal woman aided by laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. A case report. J Reprod Med. 48(5):381-3, 2003
                                            16. Yoshida S et al: Brenner tumour. Lancet. 362(9387):858, 2003
                                            17. Jung SE et al: CT and MR imaging of ovarian tumors with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 22(6):1305-25, 2002
                                            18. Robboy SJ et al: Pathology of the Female Genital Tract. 1st ed. London, UK: Harcourt Health Sciences. 587-92, 2002
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Classified as epithelial ovarian neoplasms
                                                        • Ovarian transitional cell tumors are composed of epithelial cells histologically resembling those of urothelium
                                                        • Brenner tumors comprise the majority of ovarian transitional cell tumors

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • PET/CT

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                            • Presentation

                                                                              • Demographics

                                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Kuhn E et al: Ovarian Brenner tumour: a morphologic and immunohistochemical analysis suggesting an origin from fallopian tube epithelium. Eur J Cancer. 49(18):3839-49, 2013
                                                                                      2. Montoriol PF et al: Fibrous tumours of the ovary: aetiologies and MRI features. Clin Radiol. 68(12):1276-83, 2013
                                                                                      3. Dierickx I et al: Imaging in gynecological disease (7): clinical and ultrasound features of Brenner tumors of the ovary. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 40(6):706-13, 2012
                                                                                      4. Kikukawa K et al: Diffusion-weighted imaging of a malignant brenner tumor. Magn Reson Med Sci. 11(1):71-4, 2012
                                                                                      5. Toriihara A et al: FDG PET/CT of a benign ovarian Brenner tumor. Clin Imaging. 36(5):650-3, 2012
                                                                                      6. Tazi EM et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a rare case and review of literature. World J Surg Oncol. 8:98, 2010
                                                                                      7. Wang XY et al: [CT features of ovarian Brenner tumor and a report of 9 cases.] Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi. 32(5):359-62, 2010
                                                                                      8. Oh SN et al: Transitional cell tumor of the ovary: computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging features with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 33(1):106-12, 2009
                                                                                      9. Takeuchi M et al: Malignant Brenner tumor with transition from benign to malignant components: computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 32(4):553-4, 2008
                                                                                      10. Green GE et al: Brenner tumors of the ovary: sonographic and computed tomographic imaging features. J Ultrasound Med. 25(10):1245-51; quiz 1252-4, 2006
                                                                                      11. Imaoka I et al: Developing an MR imaging strategy for diagnosis of ovarian masses. Radiographics. 26(5):1431-48, 2006
                                                                                      12. Tamai K et al: MR features of physiologic and benign conditions of the ovary. Eur Radiol. 2006
                                                                                      13. Heye S et al: Left ovarian Brenner tumor. JBR-BTR. 88(5):245-6, 2005
                                                                                      14. Takahama J et al: Borderline Brenner tumor of the ovary: MRI findings. Abdom Imaging. 29(4):528-30, 2004
                                                                                      15. Silva PD et al: Diagnosis of a small, androgenizing Brenner cell tumor in a postmenopausal woman aided by laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. A case report. J Reprod Med. 48(5):381-3, 2003
                                                                                      16. Yoshida S et al: Brenner tumour. Lancet. 362(9387):858, 2003
                                                                                      17. Jung SE et al: CT and MR imaging of ovarian tumors with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Radiographics. 22(6):1305-25, 2002
                                                                                      18. Robboy SJ et al: Pathology of the Female Genital Tract. 1st ed. London, UK: Harcourt Health Sciences. 587-92, 2002