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A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 January-February;51(1-2):35-8
Cerebral metastasis from ovarian carcinoma. Some observations about treatment
Cervoni L., Gagliardi F. M.
Systemic metastases from ovarian carcinoma are frequent, but they rarely affect the central nervous system. The treatment of this type of metastases in not clear. Two cases of solitary cerebral metastasis from ovarian carcinoma are reported. Two patients, submitted to therapeutic protocol established for ovarian carcinoma, presented after 17 and 25 months respectively the appearance of symptoms from brain solitary metastasis without other metastases. They underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for solitary cerebral metastasis. Treatment of the brain lesion resulted in KPS improvement (KPS=90) and survival was 16 and 30 months, respectively. From the 2 cases presented and the review of the literature, it appears that a better outcome may be obtained by a combined treatment of metastases, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.