Brenner tumor


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Bren·ner tu·mor

(bren'ĕr),
a relatively infrequent benign neoplasm of the ovary, consisting chiefly of fibrous tissue that contains nests of cells resembling transitional type epithelium, as well as glandlike structures that contain mucin; origin is controversial, but it may arise from the Walthard cell rest; ordinarily found incidentally in ovaries removed for other reasons, especially in postmenopausal women.

Brenner tumor

Etymology: Fritz Brenner, German pathologist, b. 1877
an uncommon benign ovarian neoplasm consisting of nests or cords of epithelial cells containing glycogen that are enclosed in fibrous connective tissue. The tumor may be solid or cystic and is sometimes difficult to distinguish from certain granulosa-theca cell neoplasms.
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Brenner tumor

Bren·ner tu·mor

(bren'er tū'mŏr)
A benign neoplasm of the ovary, consisting chiefly of fibrous tissue that contains nests of cells resembling transitional type epithelium, as well as glandlike structures that contain mucin; origin is controversial, but it may arise from Walthard cell rest; ordinarily found incidentally in ovaries removed for other reasons, especially in postmenopausal women.

Brenner,

Fritz, German pathologist, 1877–.
Brenner tumor - a relatively infrequent benign neoplasm of the ovary.