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Brenner's tumour

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An ovarian tumour of follicular origin, usually occurring in elderly women. It is almost always a unilateral fibroepithelioma of the ovary, without known endocrine activity. The tumours are characterized by the presence of islands of stratified epithelial cells. Lumina in some foci may be filled with a globular mass resembling degeneration ova in follicles undergoing atresia. It is almost always benign. Aetiology unknown.


  • E. G. Orthmann:
    Zur Casuistik einiger seltener Ovarial- und Tuben-Tumoren.
    Monatsschrift für Geburtshülfe und Gynäkologie, Berlin, 1899, 9: 771-782.
  • E. G. Orthmann:
    Über die Entstehungsweisen der Sacrosalpingen und Tubo-Ovarialcysten.
    [Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie, und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1899, 155: 220-234.
  • F. Brenner:
    Das Oophoroma folliculare.
    Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Pathologie, München, 1907, 1: 150-171.
  • J. V. Ricci:
    One Hundred Years of Gynecology. Philadelphia : Blackiston, 1945.

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