IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 36 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2615.2015

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Open Access Case Report
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of the hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) – case report
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1 Gynecology Department, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań
2 Perinatology and Gynecology Department, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań (Poland)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(1), 88–90; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo2615.2015
Published: 10 February 2015
Abstract

Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of the hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) is a very rare malignant disease, seen mostly in young women, with a very poor prognosis. There is no standard treatment for patients with this disease and most literature is limited to short series or case reports. This report describes the case of a 34-year-old woman with aggressive course of SCCOHT and poor outcome. What proved difficult was the process of establishing the diagnosis due to non-specific first symptoms of disease and consequently the combined treatment of surgery and chemotherapy with concurrent side effects.
Keywords
Ovarian cancer
Small cell carcinoma of hypercalcemic type
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