[Differential diagnostic problems in metastatic ovarian tumors of intestinal origin. Description of a clinical case]
Granata D. Buzzi A. Assenza A. Montori S. Fichera A.
Divisione di Ostetricia e Ginecologia, Azienda USSL 12, Bergamo Ospedale F. M. Passi, Calcinate.
The authors report the case of a patient undergoing gynecological surgery to the presence of a right ovarian mass with a maximum of diameter of 23 cm which was found to be a secondary tumour. Histologically analysis showed that this mass was the metastasis of a tumour of intestinal origin, a finding that was then confirmed by flow cytometry. The authors draw attention to the need for patients with suspected ovarian tumour to undergo preoperative diagnostic tests to evaluate the possibility of neoplastic pathology in the gastrointestinal tract in order to optimise surgery and antiblastic treatment.