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Serous carcinoma

Serous carcinoma
Classification and external resources
Micrograph of serous carcinoma.

In pathology, serous carcinoma is an epithelial malignancy (carcinoma) that arises from the lining of a cavity that produces a serum-like fluid (a serous cavity).

Serous lined cavities include the peritoneum, pericardium and pleural space and tunica vaginalis.[1]

Cytologic features

  • Marked intragroup nuclear pleomorphism.
  • Macronucleoli.
  • "Knobby" group borders (in large groups).
  • Hydropic vacuoles.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis of serous carcinoma not otherwise specified includes:

There has been the suggestion that the above diagnoses really represent one entity.[2]

See also


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