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Desmoplastic small round cell tumor presenting in the ovaries: Report of a case and review of the literature
  1. M. Elhajj*,
  2. J. Mazurka* and
  3. D. Daya
  1. * Gynecologic Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  2. Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: J. Mazurka, Hamilton Regional Cancer Center, 699 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2, Canada. Email: john.mazurka{at}


Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is a recently recognized clinical entity with specific morphologic, immunocytochemical, and genetic features. Though this tumor is mostly described to involve serosal surfaces, we report a case with ovarian involvement. The clinical presentation and differential diagnoses as well as the treatment including aggressive surgical debulking and multiagent chemotherapy are discussed.

  • chemotherapy
  • desmoplastic tumor
  • ovarian tumor
  • small cell tumor

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