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Primary peritoneal carcinoma in complete remission: a case report.

Abstract

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.

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  • Authors

    Ramos J, Gunturu KS, Krishnamoorthy S, Kenney B, Saif MW

    Institution

    Department of Medicine, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

    Source

    Anticancer research 31:12 2011 Dec pg 4397-400

    MeSH

    Aged
    Antineoplastic Agents
    Biopsy, Fine-Needle
    Carcinoma
    Female
    Hispanic Americans
    Humans
    Lymphatic Diseases
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Medical Oncology
    Peritoneal Neoplasms
    Positron-Emission Tomography
    Prognosis
    Remission Induction
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22199305