IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 2 / pii/2004154

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Open Access Case Report

Primary ovarian small cell carcinoma of the pulmonary type: A case report and review of the literature

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1 Depar1men1 of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
2 Departmenr o Pathology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
3 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo (Norway)
4 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem (Belgium)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(2), 239–241;
Published: 10 April 2004

Small cell carcinoma of the ovary is a rare type of ovarian carcinoma with a poor prognosis. Two types should be distinguished: the hypercalcemic type and the pulmonary type. We report the case history of a 54-year-old woman with both a Stage IIIC small cell carcinoma, pulmonary type and a well-differ­entiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the left ovary in combination with a Brenner tumor in the right ovary. A review of the liter­ature on small cell carcinoma of the ovary is given and the findings of our patient are brought into perspective in terms of both histopathogenesis and treatment outcome.


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