Small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemictype (SCCOHT): A rare case after In Vitro Fertilization

Ahmed Abdulazeem Ghazi, Aqueela Ayaz, Tahira Hamid, Mian Usman Farooq, Nikita Islam


Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) is a very rare and lethal tumor, mostly affecting young women, with aggressive clinical course. It has a worse prognosis in younger women and most of them died within two years of diagnosis. We are reporting a unique case of SCCOHT in a 35 years old, nulliparous lady with primary infertility in which symptomatic hypercalcemia was a presenting feature of her cancer. She was completely healthy before third cycle of IVF. Within two months of her third IVF cycle, she developed SCCOHT with a very rapid and aggressive course of disease and fatal outcome. Patient died within one month of her first symptom presentation (3 months after IVF cycle).


How to cite this:Ghazi A, Ayaz A, Hamid T, Farooq MU, Islam N. Small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT): A rare case after In Vitro Fertilization. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(1):241-244.   doi:

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