Lung Parenchymal and Endobronchial Metastases From Ovarian Carcinoma

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Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women and the eighth most common cause of cancer death in the world with an overall 5-year survival rate of <50%. (1) The most common age of presentation is at the perimenopausal age group and two-thirds of them present with advanced stage of disease. (2) Thoracic metastases occur in up to 50% of patients. Pleural effusion is the most common presentation of thoracic metastases in these patients, whereas pulmonary parenchymal metastases, lymphangitis, and nodal involvement are less commonly reported. (3) Tracheobronchial involvement is rare with few cases reported in literature. Herewith, we are presenting a case of ovarian cancer in a young female with both lung parenchymal and endobronchial metastases. Bronchoscopy revealed endobronchial tumor in right lower lobe bronchus part of which was covered by yellowish necrotic material. Biopsy showed metastatic ovarian malignancy complicated by aspergillosis. She was started on oral itraconazole along with supportive management following which hemoptysis stopped.

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