Melanocyte colonization of adenocarcinoma arising in an ovarian dermoid.

@article{Waxman1986MelanocyteCO,
  title={Melanocyte colonization of adenocarcinoma arising in an ovarian dermoid.},
  author={Marian Waxman and Juan Vuletin and Peter Rosenblatt and Frank Herzberg},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={1986},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={207-15}
}
An adenocarcinoma which arose in a dermoid cyst of the ovary displayed areas of melanocyte colonization and pigmentation. Ultrastructural study revealed the presence of epithelial tumour cells and melanocytes; many tumour cells contained compound melanosomes, but not premelanosomes, suggesting transfer of melanin from melanocytes to tumour cells. Melanocyte… CONTINUE READING