n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Multiple metastases from ovarian cancer : case report

Volume 20, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Epithelial ovarian cancer is one of the most common ovarian tumours. Ovarian cancer affects women in the age group >60 years much more frequently than younger women. At the time of diagnosis, cancer will already have spread beyond the ovaries in approximately 75% of cases. We report a case of epithelial ovarian cancer presenting with liver and thoracic vertebral metastases 4 months after completion of treatment, as part of distant spread. The patient was then treated with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy. Palliative radiotherapy was given for the involved spine.

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