Evaluation of Vasopressin in the Vessels of Ovarian Neoplasms
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This study will evaluate the expression of arginine vasopressin (AVP) by peptide and mRNA quantitation and also measurement of its V1 receptor mRNA, in the arteries and veins of ovarian malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) tissue. The investigators will examine whether AVP protein and AVP and V1 receptor mRNA expression vary with respect to tumor histology, intratumoral vascularization and systemic blood pressure.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients who have had gynecologic tissue removed for benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) indications.
Patients who have a malignancy that is not a primary gynecologic malignancy.