Carcinoma of the Ovary Presenting as Cutaneous Metastases

Author(s): Monisha Venugopal, Naresh Duthaluri, Prabhu Purushothamanan, Anukiran Ravichandran, Arcot Rekha

Introduction: Cutaneous metastasis is common from malignancies of the genitourinary system and occasionally from the digestive system. Cutaneous metastases, due to ovarian carcinoma as a presenting feature, being diagnosed on cytology, are uncommonly reported. Case Report: A 70-year-old lady presented with a cutaneous nodule and progressive abdominal distension. Investigations for metastatic nodule showed it to be a lesion from the ovary. Discussion: Carcinoma ovary is often diagnosed when patients present with ascites and the association with a parietal wall deposit is uncommon. The occurrence of a parietal wall nodule when the ascites is negative for malignant cells is not previously documented. Conclusion: We discuss literature of the malignancies that present with a parietal wall metastases and the management of ovarian carcinoma.


Journal: Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2016.511063 (PDF)
Paper Id: 72354 (metadata)

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