Pitfalls of Frozen Section in Gynecological Pathology: A Case of Ovarian Serous Surface Papillary Adenofibroma Imitating Malignancy.

Research paper by Anja M K AMK Jones, Wei Ying WY Yue, Jenna J Marcus, Debra S DS Heller

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: International journal of surgical pathology


Serous cystadenofibromas are uncommon benign ovarian lesions, consisting of both fibrous and epithelial components, that are usually cystic but may contain solid or papillary architecture that can be confused with a malignancy on imaging. Papillary architecture seen on frozen section may also falsely steer the pathologist in the direction of a diagnosis of a borderline serous tumor. Overcalling the lesion may lead to more aggressive surgery than necessary, so extensive tissue sampling and consideration of this entity is important in possibly avoiding this mistake.