Brenner tumor account for 1–2 percent of all ovarian tumors, 8–10 percent are bilateral and usually seen in women above the age of 40. Majority are solid and are less than 2 cm in diameter. It usually arises from squamous metaplasia of surface epithelium.
Gross picture of Brenner is similar to that of fibroma. Histologically islands of transitional epithelium (Walthard nests) in a compact fibrous stroma are seen. The cells look like “coffee bean” as the nuclei have longitudinal grooves. They are usually benign in nature. Estrogen is secreted by the tumor and the woman may present with abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Unilateral oophorectomy in a young woman and total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in elderly women is the treatment choice.
These usually donot cause symptoms unless they are very large. When symptoms are present they may include:-
- Abdominal pain.
- Vaginal bleeding.
- Women may experience:
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Abdominal swelling
- Difficulty with bladder control.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR MANAGING BRENNER'S TUMOUR:-
The medicines that can be thought of use are:-
- Nitric acid
- Conium Mac
- Carbo animalis