EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 1-3

Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report

Authors: Queena Sheryl Dsouza, Kadri Yogesh Bangera.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ovarian cancer has emerged as one of the most common malignancies affecting women in India. Despite optimal surgery and appropriate first-line chemotherapy, almost 70%80% of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer will develop recurrence. Inguinal lymph node metastasis is a rare site of involvement in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. Case Presentation: Herein, we report the case of a 54-year-old female who presented to us with painless left inguinal lymphadenopathy. She gave history of being diagnosed with malignant ovarian cancer 2 years ago, for which she underwent debulking surgery. She received only one cycle of chemotherapy after which she defaulted. Cytological examination of the inguinal nodes revealed metastatic ovarian cancer. CA-125 levels were elevated despite the lack of any foci of metabolically active tissue on imaging. Conclusion: Inguinal lymphadenopathy is a rare presentation of recurrent ovarian cancer. Despite that, it is essential to examine the inguinal region in the follow up of all the cases of ovarian cancer. It is also necessary to consider ovarian cancer in the differential diagnosis for inguinal lymphadenopathy in a female patient.

Keywords:
Case report, ovarian carcinoma, recurrence, inguinal lymphadenopathy


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Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report


Authors
Queena Sheryl Dsouza
M.S Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India
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Kadri Yogesh Bangera
Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India
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Correspondence to:
. Queena Sheryl Dsouza, M.S Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India.; queena20049@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Sep 2018
Revised 19 Oct 2018
Accepted 04 Nov 2018
Published online 14 Jan 2020
Published in print 12 Feb 2020

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Dsouza QS, Bangera KY. Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza QS, Bangera KY. Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited June 04, 2020]; 4(1): 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza, Q. S. & Bangera, . K. Y. (2020) Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report. EJMCR, 4 (1), 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza, Queena Sheryl, and Kadri Yogesh Bangera. 2020. Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza, Queena Sheryl, and Kadri Yogesh Bangera. "Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza, Queena Sheryl, and Kadri Yogesh Bangera. "Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.1 (2020), 1-3. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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Dsouza, Q. S. & Bangera, . K. Y. (2020) Inguinal lymph node metastasis as the only manifestation of recurrent ovarian cancer: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 1-3. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1536740674


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