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Comparison of two fertility-sparing approaches for bilateral borderline ovarian tumours: a randomized controlled study.
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PMID:  17050549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: During the childbearing years, the standard fertility-sparing treatment for bilateral borderline ovarian tumours (BOTs) is the unilateral oophorectomy plus controlateral cystectomy. The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of two laparoscopic fertility-sparing surgical procedures for the treatment of bilateral BOTs on recurrence and fertility in young women who desire to conceive as soon as possible. METHODS: Thirty-two women affected by bilateral early-stage BOTs who desired to conceive were randomized to receive bilateral cystectomy (experimental group, n=15) or oophorectomy plus controlateral cystectomy (control group, n=17). At the first recurrence after childbearing completion, each patient was treated with non-conservative standard treatment. Recurrences and reproductive events were recorded. RESULTS: After a follow-up period of 81 months (19 inter-quartile; 60-96 range), the cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR) (14/15 versus 9/17; P=0.003) and the cumulative probability of first pregnancy (P= 0.011) were significantly higher in the experimental than in control group. No significant (P=0.358) difference between groups was detected in cumulative probability of first recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: The laparoscopic bilateral cystectomy followed by non-conservative treatment performed at the first recurrence after the childbearing completion is an effective surgical strategy for patients with bilateral early-stage BOTs who desire to conceive as soon as possible.
S Palomba; E Zupi; T Russo; A Falbo; S Del Negro; F Manguso; D Marconi; A Tolino; F Zullo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2006-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Infertility, Female / prevention & control*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Rate*

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