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Borderline Ovarian Tumor with Severe Dyspnea in a 79 Year Old Patient

Borderline ovarian tumors (also called tumors of malignancy potential) are heterogeneous team of lesions histologically defined by atypical epithelial proliferation without stromal invasion.

The majority of those tumors use to have a good forecast, what is not so habitual is that if the tumor has a big size in on elderly patient with basic cardiopulmonary pathology it can be a urgent situation that endangers the life of the patient.

We present a clinical case of a pluripathology 79 years old female who comes for consultation with tachycardiatachypnea, incapacity for supine decubitus and dyspnea on minimal effort. A large ovarian-dependent abdominal tumor is diagnosed. Borderline left ovary tumor of 42 × 36 × 7 cm is removed. Good postoperative evolution. Disappearance of all respiratory and digestive symptoms after surgery. Evolution after one year remained asymptomatic and free of disease.


Dominguez Gonzalez Manuel, Essarroukh Zaitouni Imane, Carrasco Trigueros María Amparo, Muñoz González María Dolores and Blanes Martínez Eugenio Jose

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