Obturator mononeuropathy due to adenocarcinoma of unknown primary origin


TURKOGLU R., GENCER M., AKER F. V. , MERIC K. , GOKCEER S. Y. , Coban A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.37, no.6, pp.882-883, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12892/ejgo3253.2016
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-883
  • Keywords: Obturator nerve, Mononeuropathy, Groin pain, Tumor, Adenocarcinoma, PRIMARY SITE, EXPRESSION, CANCER

Abstract

A 35-year-old woman presented with a three-month history of left groin and thigh pain. Neurological examination and electromyography showed pathological features consistent with obturator nerve involvement. Imaging studies revealed a left retroperitoneal mass, which by pathological examination was shown to be metastatic adenocarcinoma of possible Miillerian origin. Primary tumor could not be detected in a follow-up period of three years. Obturator mononeuropathy can be the first manifestation of cancer. Cancer of unknown primary origin may occasionally be local, well-restricted and carry a good prognosis.