CT diagnosis of intrasplenic metastasis from ovarian carcinoma


Senturk S., KARÇAALTINCABA M. , AKATA D.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.81, no.6, pp.1094-1099, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.02.058
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1094-1099

Abstract

Intrasplenic metastases from ovarian carcinoma cannot be always demonstrated intraoperatively. CT is the most important imaging modality of choice for staging and follow-up ovarian cancer; in this study we searched CT appearances of intrasplenic metastases from ovarian carcinoma. We retrospectively reviewed imaging histories of the patients with ovarian cancer from the radiology information system, and found 12 patients with intrasplenic metastasis. All patients underwent abdominal CT with 16-MDCT. We searched number, density and maximum diameters of splenic metastasis. The growing rate of three lesions, which were followed up by CT, was calculated. Serum cancer antigen (CA) 125 levels were noted. We also evaluated clinical history and pathology reports of all patients.