Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Synchronous multiple primary carcinomas of ovary and cervix: a case report

Haruna A Nggada, Abdulkarim G Mairiga, Othman Kyari


A patient with synchronous multiple primary carcinoma of cervix and ovary is described. A 50 year old patient presenting with abdominal pain and distension over the last four months and two months history of offensive vaginal discharge, weight loss and no contact bleeding. The patient had total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy. Microscopic examination of the uterus and ovary revealed moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and serous cystadenocarcinoma respectively. This suggests multiple primary malignancies. The follow-up of the patient was unremarkable. There is need to differentiate between primary and metastatic tumour, especially when they involve multiple organs.

Keywords: carcinoma, ovary, cervix, metastasis

Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol. 23(1) 2006: 75-76
AJOL African Journals Online