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Solitary splenic metastasis of ovarian carcinoma: Report of two cases

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Capsular splenic metastasis from ovarian cancer, which is associated with peritoneal spread, is not uncommon. Conversely, solitary involvement of the splenic parenchymal is unusual, and secondary debulking may improve the prognosis if there is no sign of residual disease. Thus, splenectomy is indicated for this type of isolated splenic metastasis. We report two cases of successful splenectomy for solitary splenic metastasis of ovarian carcinoma and review the relevant literature.

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Alloni, R., Garberini, A., Caputo, D. et al. Solitary splenic metastasis of ovarian carcinoma: Report of two cases. Surg Today 38, 1144–1147 (2008).

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