Serous tumor of the ovary

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Serous tumour
Serous carcinoma cytology.jpg
Micrograph of serous carcinoma, a type of serous tumour.

Serous tumor of the ovary is a class of ovarian tumor.[1] It comprises both noncancerous and cancerous types.[2] Types include serous cystadenoma of the ovary, serous borderline tumor, serous carcinoma non-invasive low grade, low grade serous carcinoma, and high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary.[1]


Class Type Subtypes Epidemiology Comments Micrograph Image
Serous tumor of the ovary[1] Benign serous tumors Serous cystadenoma of the ovary
Serous surface papilloma
Serous adenofibroma
Serous borderline tumor Serous borderline tumor, micropapillary variant
Malignant serous tumors carcinoma Low grade serous carcinoma
High-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary Arises mostly from epithelium of fallopian tube end (fimbria).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board, ed. (2020). "1. Tumours of the ovary". Female genital tumours: WHO Classification of Tumours. Vol. 4 (5th ed.). Lyon (France): International Agency for Research on Cancer. pp. 32–47. ISBN 978-92-832-4504-9. Archived from the original on 2022-06-17. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
  2. Rashid, Sameera; Arafah, Maria A.; Akhtar, Mohammed (1 May 2022). "The Many Faces of Serous Neoplasms and Related Lesions of the Female Pelvis: A Review". Advances in Anatomic Pathology. 29 (3): 154–167. doi:10.1097/PAP.0000000000000334. ISSN 1533-4031. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.

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