Prolonged survival after laparoscopic splenectomy for recurrent ovarian cancer and no adjuvant therapy: a report and review of the literature

  • Frank Marriquon-Harris The University of Sydney
  • Yoon Ji Jina Rhou The University of Sydney
  • David Storey The University of Sydney
  • Selvan Pather The University of Sydney
Keywords: splenectomy, laparoscopy

Abstract

Isolated splenic recurrent ovarian cancer is uncommon and may present remotely from initial surgery and chemotherapy. Surgical excision remains the treatment of choice for this condition. While widely used, the role of adjuvant therapy in this situation is unclear. We present a case of isolated recurrent splenic ovarian cancer treated with surgery and no adjuvant therapy, and review the literature on management of this condition.

Author Biographies

Frank Marriquon-Harris, The University of Sydney
MBBS Registrar The Sydney Gynaecologic Oncology Group Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital The University of Sydney Sydney Australia
Yoon Ji Jina Rhou, The University of Sydney
BSc Student The Sydney Gynaecologic Oncology Group Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital The University of Sydney Sydney Australia
David Storey, The University of Sydney
MBBS, FRACS Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgeon Department of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Royal Prince Alfred Hospital The University of Sydney Sydney Australia
Selvan Pather, The University of Sydney
MBChB, FCOG, FRANZCOG, CGO Senior Specialist in Gynaecologic Oncology The Sydney Gynaecologic Oncology Group Sydney Cancer Centre Royal Prince Alfred Hospital The University of Sydney Sydney Australia
Published
2013-06-12
Section
Case Studies