Solitary splenic metastasis in a case of treated cervical cancer: a case report


  • Shetty Theertha Shankar Department of Gynaecology, Galaxy Care Multispeciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Mangesh Panse Department of Surgery, Galaxy Care Multispeciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Arjun Goel Department of Surgery, Galaxy Care Multispeciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India



Carcinoma, Cervix, Metastasis, Solitary


Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and metastasis to the spleen is a rare entity, with only few cases being reported.  The present case of a 55-year-old patient diagnosed with a splenic lesion 3 years following completion of chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy for advanced cervical cancer. The patient underwent diagnostic laparoscopy with splenectomy. The histopathological studies confirmed the presence of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (in a known case of treated cervical cancer). At one-year follow-up after splenectomy, the patient was free of any recurrent disease. Owing to its rarity and scant data available, detailed workup should be done whenever a solitary lesion in the spleen is detected on follow-up since splenectomy is the apt management which is instrumental in preventing further complications and improves the survival rates.


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