Infiltrative subcutaneous metastases from ovarian carcinoma after paracentesis: CT findings

A. La Fianza, E. M. Di Maggio, L. Preda, M. R. Schifino, R. Campani

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Implantation subcutaneous metastases from ovarian cancer are an uncommon event in surgery, and diagnostic procedures such as laparoscopy, fine-needle biopsy, and intraperitoneal catheter access are usually used. Findings of tumor implantations are rarely reported with diagnostic imaging techniques. In this case, an infiltrative subcutaneous metastasis appeared on computed tomography 4 months after paracentesis in a patient with untreated ovarian cancer. Differential diagnostic problems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-523
Number of pages2
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997


  • Computed tomography
  • Implantation metastasis
  • Ovarian carcinoma
  • Paracentesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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