Ovarian Carcinoid Tumor with Nodal Metastases: Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Ester Valentina Cafà, MD,
Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome,
via A. del Portillo 200, Rome,
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 28, 2010; Accepted Date: June 26, 2010; Published Date: June 26, 2010
Citation: Cafà EV, Angioli R, Scollo P (2010) Ovarian Carcinoid Tumor with Nodal Metastases: Case Report. J Cancer Sci Ther 2: 120-121. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000035
Copyright: © 2010 Cafà EV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Primary ovarian carcinoid tumors are very rare, they represent less than 0.1% of all ovarian cancers. The insular type is the most common, followed by the stromal, trabecular and mucinous types. A woman of 47 years old presented with lower abdominal pain, ultrasound evaluation revealed a voluminous pelvic mass on the right side. The patient underwent debulking surgery, it was diagnosed a carcinoid of the left ovary with prevalent trabecular and partly cribriform and insular pattern. Our patient had periaortic lymph node metastases, in this respect there is no evidence of involvement of lymph nodes for primary ovary, especially in the trabecular form, except for intestinal and pulmonary carcinoids. Therefore, this is the fi rst case of mixed primary ovarian carcinoid, particularly in predominantly trabecular form, with lymph node metastases, as described in the literature.