Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2004 Aug;47(8):1601-1605.

A Case of Recurrent Early-stage Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Presenting as Bone Metastasis

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is one of the main gynecologic malignancies including cervix cancer and endometrial cancer. Epithelial ovarian cancer generally presents with already advanced disease at the time of diagnosis and is known to have a poor prognosis. But ovarian cancer (stage I) defined as confined to the ovary is usually considered to have a good prognosis, illustrated by 5-year survival rates greater than 70-80%. Also, recurrences tend to be late and are common in the abdominopelvic cavity. Metastases to the skeleton structures are rare. We report a case of early ovarian cancer patient with recurrence as bone metastasis with review of literature.

Keyword

Bone metastasis; Early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Endometrial Neoplasms
Female
Humans
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Ovarian Neoplasms*
Ovary
Prognosis
Recurrence
Skeleton
Survival Rate
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
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