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01.06.2016 | case report | Ausgabe 2/2016

memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 2/2016

Endometrial cancer treated with levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device for almost three years in an elderly woman with comorbidity

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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology > Ausgabe 2/2016
Autoren:
M.D. Lisbeth Anita Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D Sofie Leisby Antonsen, M.D., Ph.D Annette Settnes

Summary

In this case report we describe the treatment of a 95-year-old woman with endometrioid adenocarcinoma. She suffered from cardiovascular comorbidity and did not want surgical treatment. Instead a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (Mirena) was inserted. She had progression of the tumor but with a minimum of symptoms and side effects. At the final examination there were no signs of extra uterine disease. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device may be an acceptable alternative to surgery in severely comorbid patients, or if the patient refuses surgical treatment.

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