Case Report  |   July 2016
Osteopathic Approach to the Diagnosis of Appendiceal Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma Mimicking Primary Ovarian Malignant Neoplasm
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York (Drs D. Martingano, F. Martingano, and Aglialoro and Student Doctor Gurm) and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn (Dr Oliff). 
  •  *Address correspondence to Daniel Martingano, DO, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220-2508. E-mail: daniel.martingano@nyumc.org
     
Article Information
Endocrinology / Obstetrics and Gynecology
Case Report   |   July 2016
Osteopathic Approach to the Diagnosis of Appendiceal Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma Mimicking Primary Ovarian Malignant Neoplasm
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2016, Vol. 116, 480-484. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.092
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2016, Vol. 116, 480-484. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.092
Abstract

The fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States is ovarian cancer. An estimated 21,980 new cases and 14,270 estimated deaths occurred nationwide in 2014. More than two-thirds of cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at stage III or IV when the peritoneal cavity or other organs are affected. Primary appendiceal malignant neoplasms may mimic advanced-stage ovarian cancer and can be misdiagnosed because of its presentation as a palpable adnexal mass. The authors describe a 42-year-old woman who was admitted to the department of obstetrics and gynecology to receive treatment for presumed advanced-stage ovarian cancer. She subsequently received a diagnosis of primary pseudomyxoma peritonei metastatic to the ovaries, mimicking a primary ovarian cancer by osteopathic structural examination findings, serum tumor markers, surgical exploration, and histopathologic confirmation.

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