Gall Bladder Carcinoma Masquerading as Primary Ovarian Mass: A Case Report
According to the recent literature, primary mucinous ovarian tumours are just 3% of all primary ovarian carcinomas . Primary gall bladder cancer metastasizing to ovary is infrequent and reported to be a meagre 6% and only few cases are reported . As gall bladder carcinoma also has mucinous histology subtype, it becomes a diagnostic challenge to differentiate the primary ovarian cancer from secondary when synchronous tumours are diagnosed . Furthermore, what precludes clinicians from an accurate diagnosis is the similar clinical non-specific symptoms, signs, similar findings on imaging studies and tumour markers. It is important to differentiate the two malignancies, as the management and prognosis are different for both.
We present a case of gall bladder carcinoma which presented as primary ovarian tumour, the diagnostic dilemma of which was resolved with immunohistochemistry.
A 62-year-old P3L3 woman, postmenopausal since 15 years, presented to...
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