A Case of Brain Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer in the Elderly
Corresponding AuthorShubin Wang
Department of Oncology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China
A B S T R A C T
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy. Because of the lack of specific clinical symptoms, approximately 70% of women diagnosed with the disease have metastases beyond the regional lymph nodes. The most common metastatic sites of ovarian cancer are peritoneum, liver and lung, while brain metastasis that indicates a worse prognosis is rarely seen. This is a case report of a 73-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer and developed brain metastasis 10 years later. After surgical treatment and chemotherapy, the quality of life of the patient was significantly improved, and the survival time was prolonged.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Thu 12, Mar 2020
Accepted: Tue 31, Mar 2020
Published: Wed 22, Apr 2020
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