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Synchronous Primary Cancer of Cervix and Non-genital Metastatic Tumor of Ovary: A Rare Case Report

  • Aruna ChhikaraEmail author
  • B. S. Johal
  • Swarnlata
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Abstract

Objective

Synchronous malignancies in the female genital tract are uncommon. We here present the first documented case of a synchronous cervical adenocarcinoma with a non-cervical metastatic ovarian tumor.

Case Report

A 41-year-old woman was admitted with complains of abdominal pain on and off. General physical examination and systemic examination were normal. CT suggested a possibility of complex cystic adnexal masses likely an ovarian tumor. The uterus and cervix appeared unremarkable. A radical abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. Based on the histopathological and immunohistochemical findings, a diagnosis of a synchronous metastatic tumor to the ovary (most likely gastrointestinal origin) and primary adenocervical carcinoma was made.

Conclusion

Multiple genital malignancies often present as a diagnostic dilemma. It is essential to differentiate primary malignancies from metastatic disease as there is great variation in overall survival and management. Immunohistochemistry plays a key role when the histomorphological features fail to decipher the origin of malignancy.

Notes

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Conflict of interest

Both authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory SciencesJohal Multispeciality HospitalJalandharIndia

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