Metastatic Epithelial Ovarian Cancer to the Cervix: A Case Report

Yousefi, Zohreh and Jafarian, Amir Hossein and Mousavi Seresht, Leila and Babapour, Nooshin and Shirinzadeh, Laya and Shourvi, Azadeh (2018) Metastatic Epithelial Ovarian Cancer to the Cervix: A Case Report. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 21 (2). pp. 98-102.

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Introduction: Ovarian cancer is a common malignancy in women, the major presentations of which are gastrointestinal symptoms. The intra-abdominal metastasis of ovarian cancer often occurs in the peritoneal cavity, while cervical metastasis has rarely been reported. This study aimed to present the case of a metastatic epithelial ovarian cancer to the cervix. Case Report: A 58-year-old woman (gravida 3) was admitted with a history of postcoital bleeding in the oncology clinic of a teaching hospital affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Colposcopic examination was performed due to the abnormal appearance of the cervix, and pathology results confirmed squamous cervical cancer. Considering the early stage (II A) of the disease, the patient underwent a radical surgery. In laparotomy, due to the extent of the intra-abdominal metastasis similar to that of ovarian cancer, only omental biopsy was possible. The pathology report of the specimen showed the metastasis of the serous papillary adenocarcinoma of the ovary to the omentum. Furthermore, repeated review of the pathology of the cervical specimen was indicative of ovarian metastasis to the cervix. Due to the advanced stage of ovarian cancer, chemotherapy (taxol-carboplatin) was recommended, followed by standard optimal surgical cytoreduction. Afterwards, the patient was followed-up for ovarian cancer. After less than six months, she experienced pelvic and abdominal metastasis and is currently receiving palliative chemotherapy. Conclusion: Cervical metastasis is an unusual occurrence at presentation and during the progression of epithelial ovarian cancer. As an initial symptom of ovarian cancer, postcoital bleeding is rare and should be considered in the patients with cervical cancer who are at the risk of metastatic lesions from the adjacent tissues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 07:57
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 07:57

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