IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 5 / pii/2009140

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.

Open Access Case Report

Two cases of metachronic tumours: cancers of the ovary and endometrium in young women. Case presentation and review

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1 Perinatology and Gynaecology Department, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan (Poland)
2 Department of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan (Poland)
3 Prophylactics and Epidemiology Centre, Poznan (Poland)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(5), 572–574;
Published: 10 October 2009

Ovarian and endometrial cancers seldom develop in females under 40 years of age. Manifestation of metachronic cancers before the age of 40 is of casuistic interest. Two cases are presented in whom metachronic cancers were detected: the first localisation involved the ovary, and the second the endometrium. One of the patients had earlier delivered a baby with multiple hereditary defects and was diagnosed with secondary infertility. The second patient was diagnosed with primary infertility. Immunohistochemical tests disclosed the presence of alpha and beta type estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors in the tumour cells of the ovary and endometrium. Neither of the patients carried mutations in the BRCA 1 or NOD 2 genes.

Multiple malignant metachronic tumours
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