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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20201840

Keywords:

Carcinoma, Cervix, Metastasis, Solitary

Abstract

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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2020-04-28

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