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Bilateral primary squamous cell carcinoma of the ovary: A case report of isolated metastasis to the lateral pelvic wall
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the ovary is rare. The majority of cases arise most commonly from the lining of a dermoid cyst, and less often in endometriosis or a Brenner tumor. A 40-year-old woman underwent exploratory laparotomy and was found to have a right ovarian tumor adherent to the lateral pelvic wall with no ascites. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy, infracolic omentectomy, appendectomy, and right nephrectomy for bilateral primary squamous cell carcinoma of the ovary. She was started on multiagent chemotherapy. On follow-up after two years the patient had died of cerebral metastases. To our knowledge in this report we present the first case in the English literature of bilateral pure squamous cell carcinoma of the ovary.