Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a rare case and review of literature

World Journal of Surgical Oncology
E M TaziH Errihani

Abstract

Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the ovary is a rare, recently recognized, subtype of ovarian surface epithelial cancer. A 69-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with a 2-year history of progressive enlargement of an abdominal mass. Abdominal computed tomography showed a pelvic mass. CA-125 was normal. A staging operation with total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, infracolic omentectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection was performed. After surgery, the pathologic report of the right ovarian tumour was TCC, grade 3, stage IC. The patient underwent 3 cycles of chemotherapy: carboplatin and paclitaxel. She is regularly followed up and has been disease free for 10 months Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the ovary is a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer. Surgical resection is the primary therapeutic approach, and patient outcomes after chemotherapy are better than for other types of ovarian cancers.

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Apr 30, 2016·International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research·Shirish S ChandanwaleRahul Jadhav
Jun 29, 2012·Oncology Letters·Satoshi IchigoAtsushi Imai

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