Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 8
Page No. 909 - 912

Ovarian Dysgerminoma with Metastasis to Spinal Column (Case Report)

Authors : F. Ghahramanfard and M. Faranoush

Abstract: Ovarian cancer is fifth in cancer deaths among women with gynecologic malignancy. This tumor have good initial responses to surgery and chemotherapy in 80% of cases, but >75% of patients die due to complications of disease progression. A female, 25 years old, admitted in Fatemieh hospital with complaints of lower limbs paresthesia from 6 h before admission in hospital. She had paresthesia in lower limbs that was increased gradually and urinary incontinence was added. Within 2 h after admission, she became paraplegic. She was treated with dexamethasone then was referred to a neurosurgeon for urgent laminectomy. Neurosurgeon reported spinal cord invasion with a tumoral mass. Pathologic diagnosis was metastatic dysgerminoma. Then, radiotherapy and chemotherapy was done. Metastasis of ovarian tumor to spinal cord is rare and need more aggressive multidisciplinary treatment approach.

How to cite this article:

F. Ghahramanfard and M. Faranoush, 2009. Ovarian Dysgerminoma with Metastasis to Spinal Column (Case Report). Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 909-912.

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