Peritoneal Catheter Site Metastasis in a Patient With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Ingrid Ramirez, Nisha Bansal, Mitchel Hoffman

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Abstract

Refractory ascites can significantly reduce quality of life in patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer. Paracentesis is a commonly used procedure for the management of refractory ascites. However, there are potential risks associated with paracentesis such as pain, infection, and injury to intra-abdominal organs. In an effort to decrease the number of serial paracentesis, placement of intraperitoneal catheters has been described for the management of intractable ascites. Here we describe a case of metastasis involving a palliative peritoneal catheter in a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-242
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Paracentesis
Ascites
Ovarian Neoplasms
Catheters
Neoplasm Metastasis
Quality of Life
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

Keywords

  • ascites
  • intraperitoneal catheter
  • metastasis
  • ovarian cancer
  • palliative
  • paracentesis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Peritoneal Catheter Site Metastasis in a Patient With Advanced Ovarian Cancer. / Ramirez, Ingrid; Bansal, Nisha; Hoffman, Mitchel.

In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.05.2012, p. 241-242.

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