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Multiple metastases from ovarian cancer

Daleep Singh, Akhil Kapoor, Shankar Lal Jakhar, Puneet Kumar Bagri, H S Kumar

Abstract


Epithelial ovarian cancer is one of the most common ovarian tumours. Ovarian cancer affects women in the age group >60 years much more frequently than younger women. At the time of diagnosis, cancer will already have spread beyond the ovaries in approximately 75% of cases. We report a case of epithelial ovarian cancer presenting with liver and thoracic vertebral metastases 4 months after completion of treatment, as part of distant spread. The patient was then treated with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy. Palliative radiotherapy was given for the involved spine.


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Daleep Singh, Department of Oncology, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Akhil Kapoor, Department of Oncology, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Shankar Lal Jakhar, Department of Oncology, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Puneet Kumar Bagri, Department of Oncology, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

H S Kumar, Department of Oncology, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

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Keywords

Ovarian cancer; Bone metastasis; Liver metastasis

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014;20(3):94-95. DOI:10.7196/sajog.837

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-01-13
Date published: 2014-10-23

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