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Difficulties in the diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma: case report of squamous cell ovarian carcinoma in a 26-year-old woman
D. Samulak1,2,3,*, M. Wilczak4, S. Sporny5, M. Michalska1, B. Pięta Pięta2, R. Moszyński Moszyński3, S. Sajdak3
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regional Hospital in Kalisz, Kalisz
2 Clinic of Mother’s and Child’s Health, Pozn´san University of Medical Sciences, Pozn´an
3 Clinic of Gynecological Surgery, Pozn´an University of Medical Sciences, Pozn´an
4 Department of Medical Education, Pozn´an University of Medical Sciences, Pozn´an
5 Department of Dental Pathology, Medical University of Łódź, Łódź (Poland)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(4), 452–455;
Published: 10 August 2010
A 26-year-old woman who was admitted to the Gynecology Department with abdominal pain was later diagnosed with a multichamber tumor in the left ovary. Neoplastic markers were within normal limits. It was proposed that the patient should be operated on in order to remove the tumor, and a left salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. During the intraoperative histopathological examination, the tumor was described as being benign. However, in the final histopathological examination, a malignant neoplasm, a squamous cell carcinoma (G-2) of the ovary (pT1a), was found. It was decided that a hysterectomy and a right salpingo-oophorectomy should be performed. No other neoplastic foci were found in the postoperational material. The patient is currently undergoing periodic control examinations.
Squamous cell ovarian carcinoma
Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS)