Peritoneal Catheter Site Metastasis in a Patient With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Ingrid Ramirez, Nisha Bansal, Mitchel Hoffman

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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