What Is an Ovarian Adenofibroma?

Q:
What is an ovarian adenofibroma?

A:
An ovarian adenofibroma is a type of ovarian epithelial tumor. The word “epithelial” tells the place where the tumor originates: in the surface epithelial tissue (on the outside of the ovary).

It is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor composed of neoplastic cells and fibroblasts which are present in varying proportions.

There are 5 subtypes of it: serous, mucinous, endometrioid, clear cell, or mixed.

The last thing commonly known about an ovarian adenofibroma is that many scientists overlap it with an ovarian cystadenofibroma, a relatively uncommon benign epithelial ovarian tumor of which the dominant component is the fibrous stroma.

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