Case Report

Endometrial cancer with bone marrow metastases: a management dilemma

DOI: 10.1080/20742835.2017.1394628
Author(s): Bt GuzhaDivision of Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Africa, T AdamsDivision of Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Africa, L RogersDivision of Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Africa, N MbataniDivision of Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Africa, H-t WuSouth African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)/University of Cape Town (UCT) Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, South Africa, N FakieSouth African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)/University of Cape Town (UCT) Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, South Africa, J OpieDivision of Haematology Pathology, South Africa, La DennyDivision of Gynaecology Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South Africa

Abstract

A case is presented of a 67-year-old woman referred to the authors’ institution with endometrioid endometrial cancer with a leucoerythroblastic blood film and marked thrombocytopenia. On further evaluation, it was confirmed that she had grade 3 endometrial cancer with bone marrow involvement (FIGO stage IVB). This is a rare complication of endometrial cancer and her marked thrombocytopenia severely limited her treatment options.

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