Desmoplastic small round cell tumor masquerading as advanced ovarian cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare abdominal malignancy usually diagnosed in young adult males. Most patients have widespread disease at presentation, with an organ of origin difficult to ascertain. A 33-year-old female presented to her gynecologist with complaints of suprapubic pressure, abdominal pain, and increased abdominal girth. She had a large intraabdominal tumor on ultrasound, thought to be ovarian cancer. She underwent surgical exploration, which confirmed a malignancy, but the exact etiology was uncertain. Final pathology was consistent with DSRCT. DSRCT is a rare malignancy that can mimic other more commonly seen tumors such as lymphoma and ovarian cancer. When encountering an extensive intraabdominal malignancy of uncertain etiology, DSRCT should be in the differential diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bland, AE; Shah, AA; Piscitelli, JT; Bentley, RC; Secord, AA

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 847 - 850

PubMed ID

  • 18081791

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1438

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.01110.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England