IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 1 / pii/2009021

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 nocardia masquerading as metastatic CNS disease in an endometrial cancer patient

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1 Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Hoag Cancer Center (USA)
2 Department of Pathology, Hoag Memorial Hospital (USA)
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hoag Memorial Hospital (USA)
4 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, CA (USA)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(1), 90–92;
Published: 10 February 2009

Nocardia is a bacterial infection primarily originating from organic rich soil, endemic to several international geographic locations. We present the case of a 61-year-old woman previously treated for endometrial carcinoma, who three years later developed metasta­tic pulmonary disease and received systemic chemotherapy. After five months, she developed a large right posterior lobe lesion, sus­picious for metastatic CNS disease. However, following neurosurgical resection of the lesion and infectious disease consultation, a diagnosis of nocardia was made.

Pulmonary nodules
Brain abscess
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