Skin metastasis in ovarian carcinoma


Yilmaz Z., Bese T., Demirkiran E., Ilvan S. , Sanioglu C., Arvas M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER, vol.16, pp.414-418, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1438.2006.00486.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.414-418

Abstract

We report a case of 69-year-old woman who presented with pleural metastasis of a serous papillary adenocarcinoma of the ovary. After chemotherapy and surgery, she had 2 years disease-free survival. After this period of time, she presented with a swollen leg, a cellulitis-like syndrome and erythematous nodules at lower abdominal wall and upper leg skin. The skin biopsy revealed metastasis of adenocarcinoma in the dermis. She died after 4 months of the diagnosis of the skin metastasis. In 20 years experience in our unit, it is the first time that we recognize a cutaneous metastasis in ovarian cancer.