Leptomeningeal dissemination of ovarian carcinoma through a ventriculopenitoneal shunt

Eralp Y., Saip P., Aydin Z., Berkman S., Topuz E.

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, vol.108, no.1, pp.248-250, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.09.024
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-250
  • Keywords: ovarian carcinoma, iatrogenic central nervous system metastasis, ventriculoperitoneal catheter, catheter-related dissemination, VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT, CANCER, BRAIN, METASTASIS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Background. Dissemination of ovarian cancer occurs mainly within the peritoneal cavity and central nervous system involvement (CNS) is encountered rarely. This report describes an unusual case with iatrogenic leptomeningeal metastasis from ovarian carcinoma.