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Ovarian carcinoma presenting with axillary lymph node metastasis: a case diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration and brief review of the literature.
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PMID:  18925569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ovarian carcinoma is a lethal disease and a main cause of morbidity and mortality among gynecological malignancies. Metastatic ovarian carcinoma to the axillary node is an exceptionally infrequent pathological entity. We report a case of ovarian carcinoma, which presented with axillary lymph node metastasis and review the previously documented cases. A 63-year-old woman with a medical history of stage IIIb ovarian carcinoma was admitted to our hospital complaining of a mass in her right axilla. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy was performed. Cytological examination revealed a poorly differentiated carcinoma with immunocytochemical features consistent with metastatic ovarian carcinoma. This case illustrates a rare presentation of ovarian carcinoma and underlines the need to consider it in the differential diagnosis of axillary lesions.
Lazaros Skagias; Apostolos Ntinis; Olympia Vasou; Agathi Kondi-Pafiti; Ekaterini Politi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-12     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  891-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Cytopathology, Aretaieion University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Carcinoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Lymphatic Metastasis
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology

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