Primary peritoneal carcinoma in complete remission: a case report.
Primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPCa) is a relatively uncommonly diagnosed tumor. It has a similar presentation to ovarian cancer. PPCa has a poor prognosis with survival ranging from 12-18 months. PPCa spreads mainly transperitoneally, but lymphatic and hematological metastases have also been reported. It is a diagnosis of exclusion made after pathological report. Here, a case of a 71-year-old female who presented with early satiety, fatigue, weight loss and left cervical lymphadenopathy and was diagnosed with metastatic PPCa, is reported. The patient was treated with chemotherapy and achieved a complete remission. The management of this rare tumor is discussed herein.
Department of Medicine, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
SourceAnticancer research 31:12 2011 Dec pg 4397-400
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pub Type(s)Case Reports