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Extraovarian primary peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma

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To identify an unusual histologic entity, extraovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma (EOPPC) along with a review of the recent literature.


A thorough clinical examination along with detail laboratory parameters was studied in a 56-year-old female who presented with ascites and an elevated serum CA-125. Multiple microscopic sections were studied from the surgical specimen received comprising of total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and omentectomy.


A diagnosis of EOPPC was made after a thorough study.


A correct diagnosis and timely management of this unusual histologic entity can result in long-term disease-free survival of the patient.

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Bhuyan, P., Mahapatra, S., Mahapatra, S. et al. Extraovarian primary peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma. Arch Gynecol Obstet 281, 561–564 (2010).

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