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Peritoneal metastasis in primary cervical cancer: a case report
Purpose of investigation: Peritoneal metastasis presenting at initial diagnosis of squamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix is extremely rare. However, one such case was treated successfully with curative treatment. Case: A 43-year-old woman presented with FIGO Stage IVA cervical carcinoma and underwent concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) with weekly cisplatin. During CCRT, she suffered from acute lower abdominal pain, high fever, and leukocytosis. Computed tomography (CT) favored a tubo-ovarian abscess, while [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FOG-PET) showed a lesion midway between the umbilicus and symphysis pubis. An exploration by laparoscopy, an omental metastasis adhering to the bladder dome was excised. This patient finished CCRT encompassing the disease extent including the trochar sites and no evidence of disease was noted 50 months after initial diagnosis. Conclusion: Though peritoneal metastasis above the pelvis seems ominous, curative treatment may still be viable in selected patients, even in surgical Stage IVB.