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European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology  2020, Vol. 41 Issue (1): 155-156    DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.01.5115
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Primary papillary serous carcinoma presenting as acute ovarian torsion in postmenopausal woman: a case report
R. Tinelli1, *(), S. Uccella2, E. Cicinelli3, R. Alfonso3, F. Romano4, L Nappi5, G. Trojano3
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Perrino" Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical School "A. Gemelli", Rome, Italy
3 2 ° Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical School "A. Moro", Bari, Italy
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Cannizzaro" Hospital, Catania, Italy
5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical School, Foggia, Italy
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Abstract  
A 51-year-old postmenopausal woman, with an uneventful past gynecologic history, was admitted to the present hospital with a diagnosis of severe pelvic pain due to a suspected ovarian torsion treated with different drugs intravenously without any improvement of symptoms. As a consequence of the increasing pelvic pain, a laparoscopic surgical treatment was decided: a left necrotic ovarian mass and pelvic peritoneal carcinomatosis were visualized and the procedure was converted from laparoscopy to laparotomy that confirmed a diagnosis of primary ovarian papillary serous carcinoma and permitted an adequate treatment. This is a rare case in literature of severe pelvic pain due to an acute ovarian torsion that permitted a prompt diagnosis and treatment of malignancy.
Key words:  Pelvic pain      Acute ovarian torsion      Primary ovarian papillary serous carcinoma     
Published:  15 February 2020     
*Corresponding Author(s):  R. TINELLI     E-mail:  raffaeletinelli@gmail.com

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R. Tinelli, S. Uccella, E. Cicinelli, R. Alfonso, F. Romano, L Nappi, G. Trojano. Primary papillary serous carcinoma presenting as acute ovarian torsion in postmenopausal woman: a case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 2020, 41(1): 155-156.

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