We report a case of primary peritoneal carcinoma with trophoblastic morphology in a 78-year-old woman, diagnosed by histological and immunohistochemical analysis of surgically resected specimens, including the omentum and part of the small bowel. Microscopically, the resected specimens showed diffuse infiltration of a poorly differentiated tumor. Numerous large, often multinucleated cells were seen, and mitotic figures were frequent. Immunohistochemical staining showed a positive reaction for most cytokeratins, EP4, EMA, CA-125, Glut1, WT1, β-hCG and PLAP. We reached a diagnosis of primary peritoneal carcinoma with trophoblastic morphology. To our knowledge this morphology of a primary peritoneal carcinoma has not been described previously.
|Status||Udgivet - jul. 2006|