Malignant ileal carcinoid with metastasis to adenocarcinoma of the ovary

William G. Finn*, M. Sambasiva Rao

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Metastasis of one tumor to another is an intriguing and rare phenomenon. Lung and breast malignancies are common donor tumors, while renal cell carcinoma and meningioma serve as frequent recipients. We report a case of malignant carcinoid of the ileum with metastasis to adenocarcinoma of the ovary. Histologic examination of the ovary showed a clear dimorphic pattern consisting of uniform polygonal cells arranged in an insular pattern and highly pleomorphic epithelioid cells forming small glands or solid nests. Immunocytochemical studies firmly established the distinct identity of the two tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1175
Number of pages3
JournalHuman pathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1991


  • adenocarcinoma
  • carcinoid
  • ovary
  • tumor-to-tumor metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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