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On the border of medical specialties: ovarian metastasis from colorectal cancer

Katarzyna A. Kowalczyk123, Wojciech M. Wysocki124
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2021.0162
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Pubmed: 34541653


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  1. Department of General, Oncological and Vascular Surgery, 5th Military Clinical Hospital in Cracow, Poland
  2. Chair of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland
  3. Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland, Poland
  4. National Institute of Oncology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial, Scientific Editorial Office, Poland

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Abstract

The colon cancer (CC) is the fourth most common cancer in the world. It is associated with metastatic spread in 50% of cases in the course of the disease. Common sites for synchronous metastases from colorectal cancer are the lung, liver, peritoneum, bone and brain. The frequency of ovarian metastasis from CC varies widely from 1.6 to 7.4%. This type of metastasis is difficult to distinguish clinically from primary ovarian neoplasms. We present a case of a 49-years old woman admitted to the Department of General Surgery at the 5th Military Clinical Hospital in Cracow for elective surgery for metastatic obstructive sigmoid cancer. Computed tomography (CT) showed a large tumor in the right ovarian field. Brief recommendations regarding that issue based on the available literature has been summarized as well.

Abstract

The colon cancer (CC) is the fourth most common cancer in the world. It is associated with metastatic spread in 50% of cases in the course of the disease. Common sites for synchronous metastases from colorectal cancer are the lung, liver, peritoneum, bone and brain. The frequency of ovarian metastasis from CC varies widely from 1.6 to 7.4%. This type of metastasis is difficult to distinguish clinically from primary ovarian neoplasms. We present a case of a 49-years old woman admitted to the Department of General Surgery at the 5th Military Clinical Hospital in Cracow for elective surgery for metastatic obstructive sigmoid cancer. Computed tomography (CT) showed a large tumor in the right ovarian field. Brief recommendations regarding that issue based on the available literature has been summarized as well.

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Keywords

colorectal cancer; metastasis; ovarian tumor

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On the border of medical specialties: ovarian metastasis from colorectal cancer

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Review paper

Published online

2021-08-06

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2021.0162

Pubmed

34541653

Keywords

colorectal cancer
metastasis
ovarian tumor

Authors

Katarzyna A. Kowalczyk
Wojciech M. Wysocki

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