Sigmoid colon carcinoma metastatic to the myometrium

Shlomo Walfisch, Oren Lapid, Ilana Yanai-Inbar, Benjamin Piura

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Abstract

Metastases to the uterus from extragenital cancers are significantly rarer than metastases to the ovaries. Of the approximately 200 cases of metastases to the uterus from extragenital cancers that have been reported in the literature, more than half are cases of metastases from breast carcinoma and only 16 are cases of metastases from colorectal carcinoma. A case of isolated metastases restricted to the myometrium of the right uterine cornu from sigmoid colon carcinoma, without involvement of the ovaries, is described. The patient who six months previously had surgery for sigmoid colon carcinoma presented with right lower abdominal pain and a palpable mass in the region of the right uterine cornu. The diagnosis of isolated metastases restricted to the myometrium of the right uterine cornu was confirmed by total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. This case illustrates that a growing uterine mass in a patient with a history of primary extragenital cancer, regardless of whether abnormal uterine bleeding is present or absent, should alert the physician to consider the possibility of uterine metastases. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Female genital tract
  • Sigmoid colon carcinoma
  • Total abdominal hysterectomy
  • Uterine mass
  • Uterine metastases

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