IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 24 / Issue 6 / pii/2003234

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Cerebral metastasis from ovarian cancer treated with a multidisciplinary approach. Case report and review of literature

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1 upportive Care and Rehabilitation Unit, Medical Oncology Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy
2 Medical Oncology Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy
3 Medical Oncology Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2003, 24(6), 563–564;
Published: 10 December 2003

Brain metastases from ovarian cancer are rare. A review of five autopsy studies reported brain metastases in 4% of 712 patients who died with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The prognosis is very poor and a consensus on the standard treatment is not available. We report the case of a patient who developed a solitary brain metastasis as single evidence of relapse, 26 months after the first diagnosis of ovarian cancer. A temporo-parietal craniotomy with excision of the mass and whole brain radiotherapy were performed. The patient is free of disease five months after radiotherapy completion. Also in patients suffering from neoplasms that rarely metas­tasize to CNS, a careful clinical examination may help to diagnose uncommon sites of disease relapse.

Ovarian cancer
Cerebral metastasis
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