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Case report
Adenocarcinomas presenting as abdominal wall masses
  1. Ammu Vijayakumar1 and
  2. Valerie Grignol2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Department of Surgical Oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Valerie Grignol; valerie.grignol{at}


Patients with abdominal wall masses as primary malignant tumours or metastatic disease are rare. Thorough evaluation with biopsy and imaging is required prior to surgical resection for treatment planning. We present a case series of three patients who presented with abdominal adenocarcinoma of unknown primary origin. All patients ultimately underwent surgical resection and final pathology showed a gynaecological origin for these tumours. Multidisciplinary management is required for these rare and complex tumours.

  • cancer intervention
  • cancer - see oncology
  • oncology
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors Supervised by VG. Patient was under the care of VG. Report was written by AV and edited by VG.

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