Primary ovarian small cell carcinoma: Four more cases

F. Peccatori, C. Bonazzi, V. Lucchini, G. Bratina, C. Mangioni

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A case report of four patients affected by primary ovarian small cell carcinoma is presented. The surgical and chemotherapeutic approaches are described for each case. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy obtained objective responses in two of four patients, but three of four patients died of disease progression within 2 years from the diagnosis. One patient, who was stage Ib and underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, total hysterectomy, and adjuvant chemotherapy is still alive 58 months after surgery. Accurate diagnosis and a multidisciplinary approach are needed to ameliorate the prognosis of this tumor that, at present, remains very poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology


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