IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 36 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2608.2015

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.

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Metastases of renal clear cell carcinoma to ovary – case report and review of the literature
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1 Department of Gynecology and Oncological Gynecology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute of Lodz, Lodz (Poland)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(2), 216–218;
Published: 10 April 2015

In the literature the renal-ovarian axis has been demonstrated. Although, kidney and ovary are in a very distant anatomic position, they are supposed to have a lot of in common. This unusual connection begins from embryology, vascularization, and metastasizing tumors to each other. In the present systemic review the authors showed 24 case reports published in the literature, describing the metastases of primary renal cancer to ovary and only four cases reporting primary ovarian cancer metastases to kidney. Finding primary origin of the tumor is crucial in diagnostic process and subsequent therapy. The present case is a 25th case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasizing to ovary. The authors report the case of 51-year old woman with a four-year history of metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma (MRCC) presented in the present hospital with contralateral metastasis in right ovary.
Renal clear cell carcinoma
Ovarian metastases
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