Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2008 Nov;51(11):1356-1361.

A case of metastatic ovarian carcinoma originated from small cell lung carcinoma

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Cancer Clinic, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. shkim70@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Approximately 5% to 22% of malignant tumors involving the ovary are metastases, and the carcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract are responsible for 81% to 88% of these cases. A lung cancer, one of the most common malignancies and well known to metastasize widely, rarely metastasize to the ovary. There has been no report on small cell lung cancer metastasized to the ovary in Korea. Recently, we experienced a case of metastatic ovarian cancer originated from small cell lung cancer in 46-year-old Korean woman with which is confirmed with the immunohistochemistry. Herein we report the case with brief review of literature.


Metastatic ovarian cancer; Small cell lung cancer
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