IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 41 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.03.5157
Open Access Case Report
Is there a difference between synchronous multiple primary cancer and metastasis cancer?
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon 14584, Korea
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2020 , 41(3), 480–483;
Submitted: 26 January 2018 | Accepted: 11 April 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020

The purpose of this study was to evaluate synchronous multiple primary neoplasms of gynecologic origin in terms of clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and relapse. Seven patients treated from 2012 to 2017 were studied; five of whom had synchronous multiple primary neoplasms associated with endometrial cancer. Two patients recurred and additional chemotherapy was performed. Synchronous multiple primary neoplasms have a better prognosis than single metastatic tumors, but they should be followed up carefully, as they tend to recur in the latter half of treatment. The authors herein report these seven cases along with a brief review of the literature.

Synchronous multiple primary neoplasms
Endometrial neoplasm
Ovarian neoplasm
Uterine cervical neoplasm.
Figure 1.
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