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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012, Article ID 523231, 3 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in an Ovarian Benign Mixed Mucinous Cystadenoma and Brenner Tumour: A Case Report

Pathology Department, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts, Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG, UK

Received 19 September 2012; Accepted 22 October 2012

Academic Editors: A. Felix, O. Hes, S. Pambuccian, A. Pich, M. M. Picken, and A. N. Walker

Copyright © 2012 Amar Ibrahim and Mohammad Salih Al-Jafari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This is a case of a 71-year-old woman, who presented with a large abdominal mass. Microscopic examination revealed metastatic renal cell carcinoma in an otherwise massively enlarged benign ovarian tumour of mixed mucinous cystadenoma and Brenner tumour. Clinicopathological and radiological assessment together with a thorough evaluation of gross and histological features, including the use of immunohistochemical stains, is essential to confirm the diagnosis and rule out the possibility of primary clear cell carcinoma of ovary, as this has important prognostic and therapeutic implications.