Grading of ovarian cancer: a histotype-specific approach

Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2008 Apr;27(2):175-81. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31816085e0.


Over the last decade, our understanding of ovarian cancer has evolved; it is no longer considered a single entity, but instead a heterogeneous group of tumors. Accordingly, a histotype-specific grading system seems to be more appropriate than a universal grading system to reflect the diversity of this disease. In this article, this histotype-specific approach to the grading of ovarian carcinoma is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Staging / methods*
  • Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous / pathology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Prognosis