A collision tumour of the ovary is an uncommon ovarian neoplasm where there is co-existence of two adjacent but histologically distinct tumours with no histologic admixture at the interface.
The exact pathogenesis is not well known. They are most commonly composed of ovarian teratoma (typically mature cystic teratoma of the ovary 5) and an ovarian cystadenoma or ovarian cystadenocarcinoma (typically mucinous 5) while other histologic combinations are much less common (e.g. teratoma and granulosa cell tumour, cystadenocarcinoma and sarcoma).
When an ovarian tumour demonstrates imaging findings that cannot be subsumed under one histologic type, especially in cases of ovarian teratoma 1,4, a collision tumour should be considered.
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