Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.


Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Captcha image

Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary

Disease definition

Clear cell adenocarcinoma of ovary is a rare, malignant, epithelilal ovarian neoplasm, composed of clear, eosinophilic and hobnail cells displaying variable degrees of tubulocystic, papillary and solid histological patterns, macroscopically appearing as a typically unilateral mass in the ovary which ranges from solid to cystic. Patients are often diagnosed in early stages and usually present with pelvic pain and pressure, an abdominal mass and/or gastrointestinal problems, such as early satiety or bloating. Association with Lynch syndrome has been reported.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: C56
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information

Article for general public


Additional information

Further information on this disease

Specialised Social Services

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.