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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-90

Laparoscopically diagnosed and treated ruptured metastatic ovarian tumor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mai Nishimura
4-8-12-206, Teine Honcho 2 Jo, Teineku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 006-0022
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_10_19

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A 51-year-old woman visited our institution with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. Blood laboratory testing revealed a carcinoembryonic antigen level of 13.4 ng/mL. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a massive pelvic mass with marked wall thickening, partly accompanied by a high-signal-intensity cystic component in T2-weighted images. The entire tumor had low-signal intensity in T1-weighted images. We diagnosed a ruptured ovarian tumor, and the patient underwent emergent laparoscopic left salpingo-oophorectomy. Pathological examination revealed metastatic colon cancer to the ovary, and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy confirmed sigmoid colon carcinoma. Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy was performed followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with capecitabine + oxaliplatin. Ruptured metastatic ovarian tumor is extremely rare. With early diagnosis and laparoscopic resection, the primary lesion can be identified and treated quickly.

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