Primary psammocarcinoma of the peritoneum


Bilgin I., Ozuysal S., Cankilic H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER, vol.16, pp.129-131, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/ijgc-00009577-200602001-00021
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-131

Abstract

Psammocarcinoma is a rare type of serous carcinoma arising from the ovaries or the peritoneum. Histopathologically, it has large deposits of psammoma bodies, invasion to surrounding tissues, and low-grade cytologic atypia. Biologic behavior is similar to borderline serous tumors with a favorable survival time. Primary surgical debulking with complete resection of the tumor should be the main surgical approach, while the benefit of postoperative chemotherapy remains unknown. A new case of primary peritoneal psammocarcinoma with survival after an initial diagnosis of 5.5 years is presented with a literature review.