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Successful complete regression of isolated intramedullary spinal cord metastases from epithelial ovarian carcinoma with chemotherapy and radiotherapy

In Indian Journal of Cancer
By: Bakshi A.
Contributor(s): Parikh PM | Nair R | Prasad N | Deshmukh C | drgbiswas@yahoo.com | Biswas G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 43 Issues 3.Publisher: 2006Description: 136-138.Subject(s): Radiotherapy | Chemotherapy | ovarian cancer | Intramedullary metastases | DDC classification: Online resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of CancerSummary: Advances in the management of ovarian cancer by use of aggressive surgery and effective platinum-based chemotherapy have prolonged survival; this may have resulted in an alteration of the metastatic pattern of the disease and spread to unusual sites (e.g., CNS) has become more common. Also, with the availability of more sensitive imaging techniques, these tumors are being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is rare. We report one such case treated successfully with chemotherapy and radiotherapy with long-term survival
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Advances in the management of ovarian cancer by use of aggressive surgery and effective platinum-based chemotherapy have prolonged survival; this may have resulted in an alteration of the metastatic pattern of the disease and spread to unusual sites (e.g., CNS) has become more common. Also, with the availability of more sensitive imaging techniques, these tumors are being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is rare. We report one such case treated successfully with chemotherapy and radiotherapy with long-term survival

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