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European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology  2018, Vol. 39 Issue (1): 143-145    DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3635.2018
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Ovarian endometrioid carcinoma associated with diffuse pulmonary endometriosis: a case report
R. Delic1, *()
1 Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, General Hospital Celje, Celje, Slovenia
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Abstract  
Endometriosis is generally assumed to be a benign disease, but it shares many characteristics with malignancy, such as invasive and unrestrained growth and a tendency to metastasize and recur. Although not yet fully delineated, there is a relationship between endometriosis and specific types of epithelial ovarian carcinomas (EOC). A case of an endometrioid ovarian carcinoma in a previously hysterectomized postmenopausal woman, associated with diffuse pulmonary endometriosis is presented. After series of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, a patient was successfully treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and resection of the suspicious pulmonary lesions which led the authors to a final diagnosis. Most likely such patients with endometriosis-associated ovarian cancers represent different types of patients than traditional ones with ovarian cancer and may require a different therapeutic approach.
Key words:  Ovarian endometrioid carcinoma      Pulmonary endometriosis     
Published:  10 February 2018     
*Corresponding Author(s):  R. DELIC     E-mail:  rdelic@gmail.com

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R. Delic. Ovarian endometrioid carcinoma associated with diffuse pulmonary endometriosis: a case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 2018, 39(1): 143-145.

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https://ejgo.imrpress.com/EN/10.12892/ejgo3635.2018     OR     https://ejgo.imrpress.com/EN/Y2018/V39/I1/143

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