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Skin metastasis in ovarian carcinoma
  1. Z. Yilmaz*,
  2. T. Bese*,
  3. F. Demirkiran*,
  4. S. Ilvan,
  5. C. Sanioglu*,
  6. M. Arvas* and
  7. D. Kosebay*
  1. * Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Department of Pathology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr Tugan Bese, Rifat Pasa Sok, 19/2 Goztepe–34730, Istanbul, Turkey. Email: bese{at}, drzeynepyilmaz{at}


We report a case of 69-year-old woman who presented with pleural metastasis of a serous papillary adenocarcinoma of the ovary. After chemotherapy and surgery, she had 2 years disease-free survival. After this period of time, she presented with a swollen leg, a cellulitis-like syndrome and erythematous nodules at lower abdominal wall and upper leg skin. The skin biopsy revealed metastasis of adenocarcinoma in the dermis. She died after 4 months of the diagnosis of the skin metastasis. In 20 years experience in our unit, it is the first time that we recognize a cutaneous metastasis in ovarian cancer.

  • chemotherapy
  • ovarian carcinoma
  • skin metastasis
  • treatment

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