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An Aggressive Case of Carcinoma of Cervix with Ovarian Metastasis

  • Debabrata Barmon
  • Haelom LiegiseEmail author
  • Amal Chandra Kataki
  • Dimpy Begum
  • Bipul Prasad Deka
  • Megha Nandwani
  • Parmita Tiwari
Case Report

Introduction

With an estimated 570,000 cases and 311,000 deaths in 2018 worldwide, cervical cancer is ranked as the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women [1]. Cervical cancer ranks second in incidence and mortality behind breast cancer, and the performance of inadequate hysterectomy is not uncommon owing to the lack of proper investigative evaluations and/or a lack of expertise in primary care hospitals. The ideal treatment for salvage in this setting is radical parametrectomy with lymph node dissection or radical radiotheraphy. Since it may be technically difficult to perform an adequate radical surgery after a previous hysterectomy, definitive post-operative irradiation is usually advocated. Improved survival rates were reported after adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with no gross residual disease after hysterectomy; however, poor survival has been reported after adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with confirmed gross residual...

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynaecologic OncologyDr. B. Borooah Cancer InstituteGuwahatiIndia

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