Rare form of extraovarian peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma with solitary tumor in the abdominal wall: A case report and literature review

Toshiki Matsuura, Kazuhiro Sugihara, Yasuhiro Kohmura, Haruhiko Sugimura, Naohiro Kanayama

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Abstract

Cases of cancer presenting with microscopically confirmed metastatic malignancies for which no primary site can be detected are a challenge to stage clinically. Adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site is a subtype with high frequency that has no standard treatment and a poor prognosis. A 32-year-old female was found to have a tumor in the abdominal wall. Tumorectomy was conducted. A pathological examination indicated serous papillary adenocarcinoma, and peritoneal or ovarian cancer was suspected. Exploratory laparotomy and partial resection of the ovaries were carried out, but there were no malignant findings in the peritoneum, ovarian tissue or ascitic fluid. This is an extremely rare case of serous papillary adenocarcinoma with a cystic tumor that was categorized as extraovarian peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma (EPSPC) without other clinical findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1147
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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