Synchronous Primary Ovarian Mucinous Carcinoma and Endometrioid Endometrial Carcinoma : A rare case report.

  • Mohan Krishna Pasam Sri Ramachandra medical college , chennai , India 600116
  • S Rajendiran
  • M Susruthan
  • Usha Rani
Keywords: synchronous, ovarian tumour, endometrial adenocarcinoma, immunohistochemistry


Introduction: Synchronous tumours of female genital tract are a rare . The most common organs involved are ovary and endometrium. Endometrioid carcinoma is the most common malignancy detected in majority of cases . Synchronous cancers with dissimilar histology are a very rare phenomenon . We report a case of 51 year old lady with synchronous primary mucinous carcinoma of ovary and primary endometrioid endometrial carcinoma .Case report: a 51 year old lady presented with post menopausal bleeding and foul smelling vaginal discharge of 1 month duration . Her CA125 was elevated. Magnetic resonance imaging showed increased endometrial thickness and  a12.5x10x9.3cm mass in the fundus of uterus suggestive of a leiomyoma along with  and a 13.8x11.5x11cm mass in the left adnexa. Endometrial aspiration done showed Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia. Total abdominal hysterctomy and bilateral salphingoophorectomy along with lymphnode sampling was performed . The adnexal mass was pT1a pN0 cM0 grade 2 invasive mucinous carcinoma. The endometrial lesion was pT1b pN0 cM0  FIGO grade 2 endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma.Conclusion: Synchronous ovarian tumours of dissimilar histology is extremely rare and there are only a few reports of ovarian mucinous carcinoma with endometrioid endometrial carcinoma.  DOI: 10.21276/APALM.1295

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Mohan Krishna Pasam, Sri Ramachandra medical college , chennai , India 600116


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