Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2015 , Vol 6, Issue 3
Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma As a Second Primary In a Patient With Colorectal Carcinoma: Review of The Literature
Okan Kuzhan1, Hiiseyin Baloğlu2, Fatih Ağalar3, Fatih Güçer4, Kezban Berberoğlu5
1Acıbadem University Atakent Hospital, Medical Oncology, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Anadolu Medical Center Hopsital, Patology Istanbul, Türkiye
3Anadolu Medical Center Hopsital, General Surgery, Istanbul, Türkiye
4Anadolu Medical Center Hopsital, Gynecologic Surgery, Istanbul, Türkiye
5Anadolu Medical Center Hopsital, Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
We are presenting here the first case of second primary endometrial stromal sarcoma in a patient with colorectal carcinoma and reviewed the literatur regarding metastasis patterns in colorectal carcinomas and the managment of endometrial stromal sarcomas. The differential diagnosis of colon cancer metastasis and second primary was of great importance in our case because the management and prognosis would differ fundamentally. The presumption that metastatic cancers are incureable, precludes the workup for detection of secondary cancers in most cases. This may hinder the proper treatment of patients. That is why the detection of secondary cancers should be strongly encouraged especially in cases with an unexpected metastasis pattern. Keywords : colorectal cancer, endometrial stromal sarcoma, second primary