[Diaphragmatic metastasis from uterine corpus cancer].

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.
Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 08/2011; 64(9):832-5.
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We report a case of metastatic diaphragm tumor from uterine corpus cancer. A 72-year-old female had a tumor on right diaphragm 4-years after operation for uterine corpus cancer. After chemotherapy, tumor resection was performed by right lung basal segmentectomy, partial liver resection, and partial diaphragm resection. The pathological examination revealed adenocarcinoma, compatible with uterine corpus cancer, metastasizing in diaphragm and involving lung and liver. After the operation, a local recurrence occurred at parasternal lymph node, which is considered to be present on the efferent route of lymph flow from diaphragm.

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