Multiple Primary Malignancies of Cancer of Ovary and Cervix in A Young Woman: A Rare Case Report

  • Sangeeta Pankaj
  • Anjili Kumari
  • Syed Nazneen
  • Jaya Kumari
  • Vijayanand Choudhary
  • Anita Kmari
Case Report


Cancer is a growing and evolving epidemic. Multiple primary malignancies is a documented entity and can be synchronous or metachronous depending on the time of diagnosis of the two malignant tumors. We present a case of synchronous female gynecological malignancies involving the ovary (papillary serous adenocarcinoma) and cervix (squamous cell carcinoma grade III). The different histopathology of the two tumors and the tumor-free intervening endometrium, myometrium and fallopian tubes made it a clear diagnosis of two separate primaries. Thorough examination of all patients of cancer and keeping the possibility of such tumors in mind can help diagnose more such cases and study their pathogenesis and determine their risk factors.


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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.


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© Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangeeta Pankaj
    • 1
  • Anjili Kumari
    • 1
  • Syed Nazneen
    • 1
  • Jaya Kumari
    • 1
  • Vijayanand Choudhary
    • 2
  • Anita Kmari
    • 1
  1. 1.Gynecological OncologyIndira Gandhi Institute of Medical SciencesPatnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyIndira Gandhi Institute of Medical SciencesPatnaIndia

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