Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings


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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

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Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings

Anna Szymańska-Dubowik * / Marcin Śniadecki / Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak / Marcin Liro / Edyta Szurowska

Keywords : ovary, borderline tumor, papillae, ultrasound, computed tomography

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 16, Issue 67, Pages 411-416, DOI:

License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Received Date : 17-October-2016 / Accepted: 21-October-2016 / Published Online: 24-February-2017



Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses approaches that might bring some insights on tumor histology. Furthermore, it raises a question about which imaging techniques should be proposed for a reliable diagnosis of borderline ovarian tumors to ensure safe surgery planning.

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