Hobnail adenocarcinoma of ovary. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of clear cell adeno- carcinoma cancer cells of the human ovary. Known also as "Hobnail-type" adenocarcinoma for its irregular knobbly surface structure and the tumour cells (pink) which have a clear cytoplasm. Between these clear cells are larger cells with tiny projections called microvilli (yellow). Adeno- carcinoma is a malignant cancer, here arising on the epithelial surface of the ovary. Carcinoma is a common ovarian cancer which can spread and may be fatal. Treatment may involve surgery and chemo- therapy. Magnification: x10,400 at 6x7cm size.
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