Ovarian signet-ring stromal tumor: A potential diagnostic pitfall

Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Leonid Kachko, Moshe Mazor, Benjamin Piura

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Signet-ring stromal tumor is a rare ovarian neoplasm with only 10 reported cases in the literature. We report an unusual case of ovarian signet-ring stromal tumor in a 69-year-old woman who presented with right adnexal mass and underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The diagnosis was based on histological, histochemical, immunohistochemical, and electron microscopy characteristics. The main significance is to differentiate this benign tumor from the highly malignant Krukenberg tumor, and this differential diagnosis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Krukenberg tumor
  • Ovary
  • Signet-ring cells
  • Signet-ring stromal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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