Vol 94, No 6 (2023)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2022-08-11

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Advanced ovarian cancer imitating deep infiltrating endometriosis. Radical resection and reconstructive surgery of the anterior abdominal wall

Patrycja Stec1, Anna Rygula1, Marcin Jedryka23, Rafal Matkowski24, Piotr Lepka23
Pubmed: 35984343
Ginekol Pol 2023;94(6):507-508.

Abstract

Endometriosis is a disease affecting approximately 10–15% of the female population of reproductive age [1]. A rare location is endometriosis in the scar after caesarean section — CSE (caesarean scar endometriosis) accounting for 0.5–1.0 % of all cases. Although endometriosis is usually a benign condition, its malignant transformation affects 0.7–1% of cases. In women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, foci of endometriosis are present in up to 30% of patients. This paper presents the case of a 36-year-old patient initially diagnosed with extensive endometriosis involving the anterior abdominal wall and the pelvis minor. After biopsy, a diagnosis of advanced low-grade serous ovarian cancer was established. The diagnostic methods used and the extent of surgery with reconstruction of the anterior abdominal wall were described.

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