Adenopatía axilar tumoral como manifestación de recidiva del cáncer de ovario

  1. Moreno Reviriego, Ana
  2. Arnal Burró, Ana María
  3. Martín Medrano, Eva
  4. González Blanco, Ignacio
  5. Arias Valdés, E.M.
  6. Vázquez Camino, Fernando
Revista española de investigaciones quirúrgicas

ISSN: 1139-8264

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 15

Issue: 1

Pages: 20-22

Type: Article

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Ovarian cancer is the gynecological tumor with higher mortality. The way of spread of this tumor most often is intraperitoneal, although distant metastases may occur by hematogenous via to other organs in the abdominal cavity. The appearance of metastatic axillary lymph nodes from ovarian carcinoma is a very rare finding. You should have a differential diagnosis with other tumors, mainly breast carcinoma, since treatment and prognosis is very different. We report a 60 years patient under both surgical and chemotherapy treatment for high-grade serous adenocarcinoma (FIGO stage IIIC). After 15 months of the surgery has left axillary adenopathy suspicious subjected to FNA diagnosis of metastatic ovarian carcinoma. At the same time new episode of peritoneal carcinomatosis occurs.