Ovarian metastasis from malignant pleural mesothelioma

Giuseppe Naldi, Serenella Bergomi, Paolo Visca, Fabiana Letizia Cecere

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Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive disease of the pleura with a dismal prognosis. Distant metastases most commonly occur in the liver, spleen, and thyroid gland. To our knowledge, ovarian metastases have never been described. Case description: We describe a case of a woman with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma presenting a single ovarian metastasis, surgically resected. Conclusions: This case report highlights the importance of using a complete staging protocol in patients with MPM to improve patient management. A whole-body computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast enhancement and possibly positron emission tomography–CT should be performed to identify any distant metastases before deciding on treatment strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP49-NP51
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • metastasis
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • surgical resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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