Greater Omental Pancake Tumour due to Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer – A Cadaveric Study
Dr. Prashant A. Bhusari,
Associate Professor& Head, Department of Anatomy,
MVPS, Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College, Adgaon, Nasik-03, Maharashtra, India.
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Introduction: Cancer of ovary is the one of the common of all gynecological tumors and is the leading cause of death among women. A unique attempt is made to trace masses & its causes found in an abdomen of female cadaver during routine anatomy dissection.
Observation: The mass was thick, hard and somewhat nodular in the region of greater omentum, After dissecting the pelvic cavity, it was found that both the ovaries were bulky, nodular & hard. Whole abdominal cavity was dissected & found that liver also involved by metastasis.
Conclusion: Case suggests that there is the development of metastatic omental mass from grade IV ovarian cancer. Primary human omental adipocytes promote homing, migration and invasion of ovarian cancer cells. Adipokines like interleukin-8 (IL-8) mediate these activities.