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Brenner’s tumour of the ovary
  1. Madhumitha Ravichandran and
  2. Touzeen Hussain
  1. General Surgery, Saveetha University Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Madhumitha Ravichandran; madumyta{at}


Brenner’s tumour of the ovary is a rare diagnosis that is usually incidental in either clinical finding or laparotomy. Pathologically, it can be classified as being an uncommon surface epithelial tumour. Originally known as a transitional cell tumour due to its histological similarity to the urothelium, Brenner is usually an unilateral and benign tumour. The site of incidence is predominantly the ovary and can very rarely occur in other locations including the testis. The following is a case of Brenner’s tumour of the ovary in a postmenopausal woman after surgical treatment, the features of which will be discussed briefly.

  • Gynecological cancer
  • Surgical oncology
  • General surgery

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  • Contributors MR wrote the manuscript with support and supervision from TH who contributed to the process of diagnosing and treating the patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.