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Table 1 Morphological characteristics in 73 cases of ovarian clear cell carcinoma

From: Clear cell carcinomas of the ovary: a mono-institutional study of 73 cases in China with an analysis of the prognostic significance of clinicopathological parameters and IMP3 expression

Morphology Cases (%)
Growth pattern
 Tubulocystic 5 (6.8)
 Solid 2 (2.7)
 Tubulocystic/Solid 6 (8.2)
 Papillary 25 (34.2)
 Papillary/Tubulocystic 20 (27.4)
 Papillary/Solid 6 (8.2)
 Tubulocystic/Solid/Papillary 9 (12.3)
 at least focal papillary componen 60 (82.2)
Cell type
 Clear cell 11 (15.1)
 Oxyphil cell 5 (6.8)
 Mixed with Clear and oxyphil cell 57 (78.1)
 Hobnailing 41 (56.2)
 Columnar cell 2 (2.7)
Mitotic figures (/10 HPF)
 0–9 65 (89.0)
 10–19 8 (11.0)
Stroma
 Hyalinized only 4 (5.5)
 Myxoid only 1 (1.4)
 Fibroblastic only 23 (31.5)
 Fibroblastic/Hyalinized 20 (27.4)
 Fibroblastic/Myxoid 4 (5.5)
 Hyalinized/Myxoid 1 (1.4)
 Fibroblastic/Hyalinized/Myxoid 20 (27.4)
Other miscellaneous characteristics
 Focal or patchy necrosis 29 (39.7)
 Targetoid bodies 3 (4.1)
 Psammoma bodies 8 (11.0)
 Mucin secretion 8 (11.0)
 Open tumor rings 6 (8.2)
 Nuclear pseudoinclusions 6 (8.2)