Cerebral metastasis from ovarian cancer treated with a multidisciplinary approach. Case report and review of literature

G. Porzio, G. Ronzino, E. Farina, F. Aielli, C. Ficorella, P. Marchetti

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Abstract

Brain metastases from ovarian cancer are rare. A review of five autopsy studies reported brain metastases in 4% of 712 patients who died with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The prognosis is very poor and a consensus on the standard treatment is not available. We report the case of a patient who developed a solitary brain metastasis as single evidence of relapse, 26 months after the first diagnosis of ovarian cancer. A temporo-parietal craniotomy with excision of the mass and whole brain radiotherapy were performed. The patient is free of disease five months after radiotherapy completion. Also in patients suffering from neoplasms that rarely metastasize to CNS, a careful clinical examination may help to diagnose uncommon sites of disease relapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-564
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume24
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Cerebral metastasis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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