Perforation of a malignant ovarian tumor into the recto-sigmoid colon.
Summary of "Perforation of a malignant ovarian tumor into the recto-sigmoid colon."
Abstract Ovarian cancer often presents at an advanced stage, but tends to be an intra-peritoneal disease that respects peritoneal planes. Thus, colo-rectal perforation of the tumor is an extremely rare presentation. The surgical treatment of malignant colo-ovarian fistula should include complete cyto-reduction at the same time as the treatment of the fistula. However, prognosis remains poor, because of the advanced stage of neoplasia. We report the case of a patient with an ovarian malignant tumor perforating into the recto-sigmoid colon. CT scan was the cornerstone of the radiological diagnosis. We managed to perform a complete cyto-reduction, including an en-bloc resection of the uterus, the mass, adnexa and recto-sigmoid with removal of the associated pelvic abscess.
Department of Gynaecological Oncology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20726830
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00016349.2010.501857
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between TRANSVERSE COLON and the SIGMOID COLON.
A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.
Tumors or cancer of the SIGMOID COLON.
Pathological processes in the SIGMOID COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).