IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 37 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2812.2016

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Open Access Case Report
Virchow's node metastasis: an unusual presentation of ovarian cancer
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1 19 Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, Samsun, Turkey
2 19 Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun, Turkey
3 19 Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Samsun, Turkey
4 19 Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2016, 37(3), 398–400; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo2812.2016
Published: 10 June 2016
Abstract

Ovarian primaries of supraclavicular metastases are extremely rare. The present study reports the case of a 64-year-old female with a left supraclavicular mass without any other symptoms. After performing a fine needle aspiration biopsy for pathological examination and positron emission imaging, she was diagnosed with FIGO Stage IV high-grade serous epithelial ovarian carcinoma. After three cycles of chemotherapy with paxlitaxel and carboplatin, complete response was achieved. There are only a few reports in literature that address patients with the initial symptom of left supraclavicular mass and final diagnosis of ovarian cancer. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report to describe the successful use of PET/CT to determine the primary site.
Keywords
Supraclavicular lymph node metastasis
Ovarian cancer presentation
Positron emission tomography
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