Carcinosarcoma arising in a dermoid cyst of the ovary.

  title={Carcinosarcoma arising in a dermoid cyst of the ovary.},
  author={Dr. Shefali Arora and Sarah Haldane},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={49 6},
A case of carcinosarcoma arising within an otherwise benign cystic teratoma is reported. The patient, a 78 year old nulliparous woman, presented with right sided abdominal pain of short duration and subsequently underwent a bilateral salphingo-oophorectomy. Slicing of the left ovary revealed a unilocular cyst containing hair admixed with soft yellow material with a thin wall apart from a solid area at one pole. Extensive areas of necrosis and cystic degeneration were present within this mass… CONTINUE READING