Diffusion-weighted imaging of a malignant brenner tumor

Kumiko Kikukawa, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Tetsuo Maeda, Yoshiko Ueno, Satoru Takahashi, Yoshiharu Ohno, Shigeki Yoshida, Hideto Yamada, Fumi Kawakami, Kazuro Sugimura

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Microscopically, ovarian malignant Brenner tumor shows components of malignant transitional cell tumor intermixed with benign and borderline elements. We report a case of this tumor with components that transition from benign to malignant on diffusion-weight-ed images (DWI) and in histologic findings. The benign component showed low signal intensity on T 2-weighted images, whereas the malignant component showed high signal intensity on T 2-weighted images and high signal intensity on DWI with low apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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