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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Axillary node metastasis from primary ovarian carcinoma


Department of Pathology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, M. P. Shah Cancer Hospital, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Trupti S Patel
Department of Cytology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, M. P. Shah Cancer Hospital, Room No. 401, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.151132

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Metastasization and distinction from mammary carcinoma is of great clinical importance because of different treatment modalities. Here, we discuss a case of stage IIIC ovarian serous carcinoma, presenting with bilateral axillary nodes metastasis after 25 months interval of its initial presentation. Increased serum CA-125 level caused clinical suspicion. Computed tomography scan of abdomen and pelvis showed no residual disease or any abdominal lymphadenopathy. Mammography of both breast were normal. Bilateral axillary nodes were noted. Guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and biopsy of ovarian carcinoma to axillary node is a rare event. Its recogn done. Cytomorphology revealed poorly differentiated carcinoma, compatible to that of primary ovarian tumor. Thus, metastatic carcinoma to axillary node from ovary was confirmed. This case illustrates a rare metastatic presentation of ovarian carcinoma and unequivocal role of FNAC to provide rapid diagnosis and preferred to be first line diagnostic procedure.


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