Cervix: Poster Abstract: Early stage adenocarcinoma of cervix with ovarian micrometastasis
This article was originally published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
Adenocarcinoma of cervix is a rare malignancy of cervix. It is an aggressive tumour with high incidence of metastasis. Ovarian metastasis in early stage adenocarcinoma is rare. Metastasis is usually seen when there is some other coexisting finding. In premenopausal patient and low risk category, ovarian metastasis is very rare.
The present case is a 40 yrs old parous women, with complaints of discharge per vaginum. Her colposcopy showed an erosion on the lower lip. Radical hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy was planned. The histopathology was a well differentiated adenocarcinoma with surface ovarian metastasis on one side.
Early stage adenocarcinoma of cervix can rarely present with ovarian metastasis. Thus radical surgery with oophorectomy is a an aggressive but practical approach in these patients.