Metastatic tumors mimicking gynecologic cancer

James R. Dollar, James W. Orr, Hugh M. Shingleton, Kenneth D. Hatch, R. Edward Partridge, Seng Jaw Soong

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Review of the admissions to the Gynecologic Oncology Service at the University of Alabama Medical Center over a 12-year period reveals that 1% of all referrals had nongynecologic malignancies. Duration of symptoms was short; of 40 patients with adequate follow-up, 31 (77%) were dead from their cancer, with a median survival of eight months. The value of diagnostic radiologic procedures was assessed and, while these procedures proved helpful, most patients required a surgical procedure (often a reoperation) to establish the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-867
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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