Small cell ovarian carcinoma: a rare, aggressive tumor masquerading as constipation in a teenager with a fatal outcome.


SUMMARY A 16-year-old female presented with symptoms consistent with constipation with no constitutional symptoms. Multiple different laxatives were attempted over 4 months and were unsuccessful. This thin female developed an impressively distended, nonacute abdomen within a 2-week period. Histology demonstrated a stage IV small cell carcinoma of the ovary… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181bdbc8d


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