Monodermal teratomas of the ovary can take the form of carcinoid tumors of which there are several types, mucinous carcinoid being the least common. Very few cases of primary mucinous carcinoid of the ovary have been reported in the literature and the behavior of these tumors over the long term is unclear. We describe a case of primary mucinous carcinoid of the ovary in a 39-year-old woman treated with unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, where a metastasis occurred in the contralateral ovary ten years later. This case demonstrates that mucinous carcinoid of the ovary can metastasize even after a long interval, and careful follow-up of patients, particularly those treated conservatively, is appropriate.

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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Buis, C., van Doorn, L., Dinjens, W., & Ewing, P. (2010). Mucinous carcinoid of the ovary: Report of a case with metastasis in the contralateral ovary after ten years. Rare Tumors, 2(3), 106–107. doi:10.4081/rt.2010.e39