How is stage IV ovarian cancer defined?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Stage IV comprises distant metastasis, excluding peritoneal metastasis. Substages are as follows:

  • Stage IVA - Pleural effusion with positive cytology
  • Stage IVB - Hepatic and/or splenic parenchymal metastasis, metastasis to extra-abdominal organs (including inguinal lymph nodes and lymph nodes outside of the abdominal cavity)

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