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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2019, Article ID 2954373, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Ovarian Serous Borderline Tumor with Brain Metastasis

University of California, Irvine Health System, Department of Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Orange, CA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Di Lu;

Received 17 October 2018; Accepted 13 April 2019; Published 22 May 2019

Academic Editor: Alp Usubutun

Copyright © 2019 Sonia Veran-Taguibao et al. 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.


Background. Serous borderline tumor represents a group of noninvasive tumor of the ovary bridging between benign serous cystadenoma and serous carcinoma. They are commonly seen in younger women and usually have an excellent outcome but seldom show local recurrence (J. F. Leake et al. 1991). Metastasis to the lymph nodes has rarely been reported (M. D. Chamberlin et al., 2001; M. B. Verbruggen et al., 2006). Moreover, the brain is exceptionally a rare metastatic site for ovarian tumor. There is one case of an advanced staged SBT with micropapillary pattern metastasis to the brain recently and by far it is the most distant metastasis reported (M. D. Martin et al., 2017). However, to the best of our knowledge, no report has been documented for a recurrent stage 1 typical SBT metastasizing to the brain.