Recto-vaginal septum cystadenocarcinoma

A case report and review of the literature

Sophie Warembourg, Mélanie Cayrac, Gauthier Rathat, Arash Rafii Tabrizi

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Abstract

Background: Carcinoma of the recto-vaginal septum is a quite rare location and related to peritoneal and primary ovarian carcinomas. There are only few reports in the literature with a very poor prognosis. Case presentation: Here we report the case of a 63 years old woman with past medical history of left oophorectomy presenting with a pelvic pain. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a 10 cm mass located in the recto-vaginal septum. A block resection was performed allowing the retrieval of a 10 cm solid tumor of the rectovaginal septum. Peritoneal biopsies and the right ovary were normal the final diagnosis was cystadenocarcinoma of the recto-vaginal septum. The patient received adjuvant chemotherapy and displays no sign of recurrence 36 months after diagnosis. Conclusion: The management of recto-vaginal septum carcinoma with en bloc resection should be performed to avoid peritoneal spread and improve prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalBMC Women's Health
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Cystadenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Pelvic Pain
Ovariectomy
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Ovary
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Biopsy
Recurrence
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Primary peritoneal carcinoma
  • Recto-vaginal septum
  • Serous adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Recto-vaginal septum cystadenocarcinoma : A case report and review of the literature. / Warembourg, Sophie; Cayrac, Mélanie; Rathat, Gauthier; Tabrizi, Arash Rafii.

In: BMC Women's Health, Vol. 16, No. 1, 21, 2016.

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Warembourg, Sophie ; Cayrac, Mélanie ; Rathat, Gauthier ; Tabrizi, Arash Rafii. / Recto-vaginal septum cystadenocarcinoma : A case report and review of the literature. In: BMC Women's Health. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 1.
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