Published: 2016-12-15

Incidental diagnosis of extra ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma at caesarean section

Delphine Rose, Soundararajan Pradeeba


Extra ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma is rare and interesting tumour characterized by peritoneal carcinomatosis with ascites and by a histological pattern similar to ovarian serous papillary adenocarcinoma. It is a relatively newly defined disease. Most reported cases of EOPPC have been in elderly women. Here we report a case of EOPPC diagnosed incidentally while performing an emergency caesarean section in an otherwise healthy and young primigravida. Patient had diffuse metastatic peritoneal deposits peroperatively. She was started on chemotherapy.


Peritoneal carcinoma, Caesarean section, Metastasis

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