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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128-133

Tumor recurrence in a previous abdominal incision site in a patient with endometrial adenocarcinoma: A case report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

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Patricia Marie T. Fernandez
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila - 1000
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DOI: 10.4103/pjog.pjog_16_21

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Endometrial cancer is frequently diagnosed at an early stage and exhibits a good prognosis. However, 10%–15% of tumors recur usually within 3 years. Common sites of recurrence are the vaginal vault and pelvis. Only a number of case reports exist for tumor recurrence in a previous incision site. We present a case of a 71-year-old Filipino woman, a diagnosed case of Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Stage III A, FIGO Grade 1, who underwent surgical management, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy 9 years prior, presenting with an abdominal mass at the inferior aspect of the previous surgical scar with the foul-smelling discharge of 1-year duration. Physical examination revealed a 6 cm × 4 cm, friable, movable, nontender abdominal mass, with associated edema of the mons pubis. Surgical resection showed that the mass was confined to the abdominal wall, with no extension beneath the fascia and no evidence of tumor in the pelvic and abdominal cavity. Histological examination revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in the abdominal wall, confirming tumor recurrence in an atypical location, probably arising from the previous incision site.

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