Case report: A rare case of dysgerminoma presenting with skin and breast metastasis

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A 30 years old grandmultiparous woman presented with 6 month history of severe abdominal pain and 4 month history of progressive abdominal swelling associated with multiple swellings on her abdomen and her breasts. She had laparotomy two years earlier for a suspected fibroid. A repeat laparatomy discovered a huge left ovarian tumour; which are multilobulated and hard. She had Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Salpingectomy with Lumpectomy on both breast. Histology report turned out as Dysgerminoma, breast, Subcutaneous Tissue and Skin Metastatic Dysgerminoma.

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Adekunle, O. , Zayyan, M. , Kolawole, A. and Ahmed, S. (2013) Case report: A rare case of dysgerminoma presenting with skin and breast metastasis. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 170-172. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.22046.

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