Gaceta Médica Boliviana
Print version ISSN 1012-2966
TORRICO APONTE, William Alexander; BARRIGA CHACON, Jaime; CAMACHO BRAVO, Wilfredo and TORRICO APONTE, Edgar. Serous papillary ovarian cystadenocarcinoma in an 16-year-old patient, a case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp. 43-46. ISSN 1012-2966.
A case report of a 16-year-old patient, nulliparous, admitted to the Hospital Maternológico Infantil Germán Urquidi, with a eight-month history of abdominal distention, tightness and pain in lower abdomen, constipation and loss of 8 kg weight during this period, with no history of pathological significance.To the physical examination, it was found a palpable lower abdominal mass of 20 by 16 cm, irregular, solid, stucked to pelvic structures(determined by DRE).The patient was hospitalized with the diagnosis of ovarian cancer; performing laboratories, tumor markers, cabinet studies, diagnostic laparotomy cytoreductive stage defining. The pathological report indicated ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma, whose surgical staging is a IIIC stage. The patient's evolution has been favorable after the surgical treatment, it may continue eith outpatient chemotherapy in the department of oncology at the Hospital Viedma. Aspects related to frecuency, etiology, diagnosis and médical management of this condition will be reviewed.
Keywords : cystadenocarcinoma papillary; ovarian neoplasms; adolescent.