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Management of ovarian disease in pregnancy.
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PMID:  22115171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ovary is a complex structure that is responsible for maintaining the endocrine support for a pregnancy during the first trimester until the placenta is sufficiently developed to assume this role. Most ovarian disorders of pregnancy actually relate to pre-existing ovarian conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian insufficiency. Both of these are associated with increased complications in pregnancy and require careful monitoring. Ovarian disorders that are a particular consequence of the hormonal milieu of pregnancy such as pregnancy luteoma (PL) and hyperreactio luteinalis (HL) are rare. However, they have important implications for both the mother and the foetus since they can be confused with ovarian malignancy leading to unnecessary surgery. This review focuses on the salient aspects of management of these ovarian conditions during pregnancy.
Niamh Phelan; Gerard S Conway
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1878-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-25     Completed Date:  2012-03-19     Revised Date:  2012-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120682     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  985-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Endocrinology, University College London Hospitals, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Luteoma / etiology,  therapy*
Obesity / complications
Ovarian Cysts / diagnosis*,  therapy
Ovarian Diseases / therapy*
Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / complications
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*

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