Hepatic Radiofrequency Ablation of Metastatic Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors

Jacobs, Ira A.; Chang, C.K.; Salti, George
May 2003
American Surgeon;May2003, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p416
Academic Journal
Intrahepatic recurrences of a granulosa cell tumor of the ovary after primary resection has traditionally been considered a relative contraindication to surgical management. Improvements in ablative technologies such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) offer the surgeon additional alternatives in the management of selected intrahepatic tumors. We present a case report of an intrahepatic recurrence of a metastatic ovarian granulosa cell tumor 6 months after primary resection. The patient received RFA of the intrahepatic lesions and the patient remains free of detectable disease 14 months later. A review of the literature is presented. This is the first known report of the use of RFA for intrahepatic recurrence of a metastatic ovarian granulosa cell tumor. In selected cases of metastatic ovarian granulosa cell tumors to the liver RFA may increase the percentage of patients considered surgically treatable.


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