Metastatic Ovarian Sertoli-Cell Tumor: FNA Findings With Immunohistochemistry

Brian Watson, Cary L. Siegel, Lourdes R. Ylagan

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A malignant Sertoli cell tumor of the ovary is a rare sex-cord stromal derived neoplasm. Sertoli cell tumors account for ∼4% of Sertoli-stromal cell tumors (Hsu et al., J Histochem Cytochem 1981;29:577-580). The diagnosis of this entity by fine-needle aspiration and needle core biopsy can be difficult when the differential also includes a metastatic renal cell carcinoma, due to the overlap of both cytological and histological features. Here, we show that immunohistochemical staining on cytological material including alpha-inhibin can be used to differentiate between these two malignant tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Cytology
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Sertoli cell tumor


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