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Gynecol Oncol. 1999 Dec;75(3):517-8.

Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of lymphatic spread in ovarian cancer: A case report.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Graz, Graz, Auenbruggerplatz, 14, A-8036, Austria.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Inguinal metastasis is a rare manifestation of ovarian cancer. Autopsy studies have reported inguinal metastasis in 0-3% of patients with advanced disease.

CASE REPORT:

We describe a 43-year-old patient with ovarian cancer limited to the adnexa who had an isolated metastasis in an enlarged inguinal lymph node. The patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy, omentectomy, pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy, and excision of the enlarged inguinal lymph node. All 78 pelvic and 40 paraaortic lymph nodes were negative.

CONCLUSION:

This case demonstrates that early isolated distant lymph node metastasis, although rare, can occur in patients with ovarian cancer and may be a presenting symptom.

PMID:
10600320
DOI:
10.1006/gyno.1999.5592
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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