Ovary - nontumor
Nonneoplastic cysts / other
Rete ovarii cyst

Author: Shahid Islam, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 September 2017, last major update May 2012

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Cite this page: Islam, S. Rete ovarii cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovaryreteovarii.html. Accessed November 21st, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Also called adenoma of rete ovarii
  • Rare; mean age 59 years
Case reports
Gross description
  • Mean 9 cm, usually hilar
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tubulopapillary proliferations of columnar cells with clear cytoplasm; stroma has extensive polygonal, Leydig-like cells
  • Rete and hilar mesonephric remnants found in vicinity of the lesion
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Small cyst in hilus

Numerous small crevices