Neuroendocrine cancer of rectum metastasizing to ovary

Amin, Sapna Vinit and Kumaran, Aswathy and Bharatnur, Sunanda and Vasudeva, Akhila and Udupa, Kartik and Venkateshiah, Dinesh B and Bhat, Shaila Telengala (2016) Neuroendocrine cancer of rectum metastasizing to ovary. Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, 2016 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2090-6706

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Abstract

Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) are rare malignancies that originate from the hormone-producing cells of the body’s neuroendocrine system. Rectal high grade NEC (HG-NEC) constituting less than 1% of colorectal cancers can cause large ovarian metastasis that may be the initial presenting complaint. Ovarian Krukenberg tumor from a primary rectal HG-NEC is a very unusual and exceedingly uncommon differential diagnosis for secondary ovarian malignancy.This case report describes one such extremely rare case of a woman who had presented to the gynecology department with features suggestive of ovarian malignancy and was ultimately diagnosed to have Krukenberg tumor originating from neuroendocrine cancer of rectum.We felt this is a good opportunity to spread more light on neuroendocrine neoplasms that are very rare in gynecological practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medical Oncology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 09:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151961

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