Palliative radiotherapy for the skin metastasis of ovarian cancer: a case report and review of the literature

DEMIRCI S., YAVAS F. , ÖZSARAN Z. , Ozsaran A. , DIKMEN Y., ZEKİOĞLU O. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.628-631, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12032-009-9259-z
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.628-631


Ovarian cancer which is the most common cause of death among all gynecological malignancies tends to metastasize through peritoneal cavity. Skin metastasis, however, is a very rare clinical entity and related with poor prognosis. We report a 43-year-old patient with recurrent ovarian cancer presented with extensive abdominal skin metastasis approximately 6 years after the initial diagnosis. Patient was treated with radiotherapy with electrons to a total dose of 37.5 Gy given in 2.5 Gy per fraction per day. Skin metastasis showed good response to radiotherapy, and the patient has been alive for 7 months after radiotherapy with no recurrences on abdominal skin. Radiotherapy might be considered as an efficient palliative treatment option for the skin metastasis of ovarian cancer.