Utility of ovarian biopsy in pancreatic metastasis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Kohei Nakamura
    • Kentaro Nakayama
    • Masako Ishikawa
    • Noriyoshi Ishikawa
    • Mamiko Nagase
    • Hiroshi Katagiri
    • Tomoka Ishibashi
    • Emi Sato
    • Kohji Iida
    • Razia Sultana
    • Satoru Kyo
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  • Published online on: May 4, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.886
  • Pages: 41-43
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Abstract

It is very rare that ovarian carcinoma metastasizes to the pancreas, and pathological diagnosis is required to confirm the primary site. The present study reported a 73-year-old woman with serous carcinoma of the ovary that metastasized to the tail of the pancreas. Metastasis was confirmed by pathological and immunohistochemical examination of a biopsy of the ovarian tumor, an endoscopic ultrasound‑guided fine‑needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreatic tumor and computerized tomography-guided paraaortic lymph node biopsy. A biopsy of the ovarian tumor is useful to make a precise diagnosis and to determine proper treatment when ovarian and pancreatic tumors are identified at the same time and the primary neoplasm is uncertain.
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Nakamura, K., Nakayama, K., Ishikawa, M., Ishikawa, N., Nagase, M., Katagiri, H. ... Kyo, S. (2016). Utility of ovarian biopsy in pancreatic metastasis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 41-43. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.886
MLA
Nakamura, K., Nakayama, K., Ishikawa, M., Ishikawa, N., Nagase, M., Katagiri, H., Ishibashi, T., Sato, E., Iida, K., Sultana, R., Kyo, S."Utility of ovarian biopsy in pancreatic metastasis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.1 (2016): 41-43.
Chicago
Nakamura, K., Nakayama, K., Ishikawa, M., Ishikawa, N., Nagase, M., Katagiri, H., Ishibashi, T., Sato, E., Iida, K., Sultana, R., Kyo, S."Utility of ovarian biopsy in pancreatic metastasis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 1 (2016): 41-43. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.886