Atypical presentation of microscopically advanced ovarian carcinoma Article

Mendez, LE, Majmudar, B, Horowitz, IR. (2000). Atypical presentation of microscopically advanced ovarian carcinoma . SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 93(3), 321-322. 10.1097/00007611-200003000-00016

cited authors

  • Mendez, LE; Majmudar, B; Horowitz, IR



  • Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) continues to be an academically challenging and clinically problematic disease. Even with recent advances, the overall 5-year survival is still 31% to 42% in various studies. Deaths from EOC outnumber those due to cervical, vulvar, and endometrial carcinomas combined. Screening for EOC has shown limited success in early detection. The Pap smear is not a dependable tool in EOC screening, though at times it can be the first evidence of ovarian disease. We report a case of EOC that was diagnosed during evaluation of an abnormal Pap smear. On completion of evaluation, stage IIIA endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma of the ovary was diagnosed. Occult EOC should be considered in patients with abnormal findings on cervical cytology after cervical and uterine carcinomas are ruled out.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000

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  • 321

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  • 322


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