High Grade Serous Carcinoma Presenting as a Huge Pelvic Mass with Normal Looking Ovaries: A Diagnostic Challenge for Pathologist ED01-ED03
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High-grade serous carcinoma represents 50-60% of all ovarian cancers and is the most common type of malignant surface epithelial tumour. Serous carcinoma is often diagnosed in the sixth and seventh decade, while the mean age for high-grade tumours is 63 year. It’s not only the nonspecific symptoms like vague abdominal pain, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, but also the unusual presentation which is responsible for delayed diagnosis. This diagnostic delay can become the reason for increased mortality, despite advances in surgical management and chemotherapy. Here, we discuss a case of 60-year-old postmenopausal women who presented with a huge pelvi-peritoneal mass and with grossly normal ovaries. Considering clinical findings and histomorphology, the possibility of malignant mesothelioma was considered as the first differential diagnosis; however extensive sampling of ovaries and supportive immunohistochemical markers helped us to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. The present case emphasises the importance of extensive tissue sampling and ancillary techniques in arriving at a correct diagnosis.