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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.09.024
  • Journal Name: GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-250
  • Keywords: ovarian carcinoma, iatrogenic central nervous system metastasis, ventriculoperitoneal catheter, catheter-related dissemination, VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT, CANCER, BRAIN, METASTASIS

Abstract

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.