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Brenner tumor of ovary

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ovarian Brenner tumor
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What are the signs and symptoms of a Brenner tumor of the ovary?

Most Brenner tumors do not cause any symptoms.  If a Brenner tumor is quite large, it may cause pain or discomfort in one side of the abdomen.  Postmenopausal bleeding (showing signs of a menstrual period after menopause) is sometimes associated with Brenner tumors, as endometrial hyperplasia also occurs in 10% to 16% of cases of Brenner tumors.[1]
Last updated: 1/11/2012

  1. Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM. Comprehensive Gynecology, 5th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2007;