Introduction: Multiple series have demonstrated the feasibility of full-thickness diaphragm resection for ovarian cancer metastatic to the diaphragm. However, direct extension of tumor into the lung is sometimes encountered, and successful resection of this type of implant has not been previously described in the gynecologic oncology literature. Case report: We present the first case of en bloc full-thickness diaphragm resection including a portion of lung tissue using the EndoGIA® stapler with primary diaphragmatic closure. Discussion: En bloc full-thickness diaphragm resection including a portion of lung tissue using the EndoGIA® stapler is a safe, feasible, and effective method to optimize cytoreduction with disease-free margins in the context of invasive diaphragmatic ovarian cancer metastasis.
- Diaphragm resection
- Ovarian cancer