Recurrent small cell lung cancer presenting as bilateral adnexal masses

Paniti Sukumvanich, Mark Einstein, Brian Wagner, Rasim Gucalp, Gary L. Goldberg

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Abstract

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) carries a very poor prognosis, although recent advances in chemotherapy have produced some long-term survivors. Despite this, recurrences are common, and these patients require a high level of surveillance. Given that the female gender is a favorable prognostic factor in patients with SCLC and that more women are becoming lung cancer survivors, it is important to consider sites of metastasis that are restricted to women. This is a presentation of a 42-year old previously diagnosed with SCLC who presented with an isolated recurrence of SCLC in the ovaries. This is a case report of an isolated recurrence of SCLC in the ovaries with a review of the literature. Although systemic relapses and recurrences often occur in these patients, isolated metastasis such as this can occur and should be considered in female patients with a history of small cell lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-234
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Metastasis
  • Small cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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