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A diagnostic dilemma: A rare case of an ovarian carcinoma with signet ring cells hidden behind a substantial dermatomyositis


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Medical School, Antalya, Turkey

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Asim Armagan Aydin,
Department of Medical Oncology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, 07770
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1012_16

Dermatomyositis (DM) is a malignancy-associated inflammatory connective tissue disease which involves muscles and skin. It accompanies many cancer types. Herein, we aimed to present a 42-year-old patient with primary signet ring cell ovarian carcinoma which has not been seen hitherto. Presentation with DM induces rapid and aggressive progression and emphasizes the importance of more comprehensive malignancy screening in these patients.


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