IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 3 / pii/2005179

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

Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis associated with secondary ovarian carcinoma. Case report

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1 Department of Gynecology, Laiko General Hospital, Athens (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(3), 339–341;
Published: 10 June 2005

Palmar fasciitis and a polyarthritis syndrome (PFPAS) is an uncommon paraneoplastic syndrome often associated with occult neo­plasms, including ovarian and pancreatic carcinomas. A 67-year-old patient with presenting symptoms of PFPAS is reported. Twelve months after onset of the symptoms an ovarian and pancreatic adenocarcinoma was diagnosed synchronously. The spread pattern and other features of the neoplasm indicate that it was a primary pancreatic cancer with ovarian metastasis. Surgical excision of tumor and adjuvant chemotherapy caused remission of symptoms. A literature review of PFPAS and secondary ovarian neoplasms with a pancreatic primary tumor is discussed.

Palmar fasciitis
Paraneoplastic syndrome
Secondary ovarian carcinoma
Pancreatic carcinoma
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