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Pregnancy rates after conservative treatment for borderline ovarian tumours: a systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17983919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Borderline ovarian tumours account for 10-15% of all ovarian cancers, and there have been numerous studies indicating their excellent long-term prognosis. As this disease commonly affects younger women, the issue of fertility-preserving surgery is increasingly important. A systematic review of the literature, searching the relevant electronic databases was performed analysing conservative surgery, borderline ovarian tumours and pregnancy rates/fertility outcome. Overall, 19 studies met the inclusion criteria. From these studies, 2479 patients had borderline ovarian tumours of which 923 (37%) patients were treated by conservative surgery. Nine studies recorded data regarding pregnancy outcome. A pregnancy rate of 48% was calculated on these data, where recorded, analysing the number of women wanting to conceive and the actual number of pregnancies achieved. The recurrence rate after conservative treatment was 16% with only five recorded disease-related deaths. Knowledge of the pregnancy rates is important to permit appropriate counselling of women diagnosed with this malignancy.
Alexander Swanton; Clare R Bankhead; Sean Kehoe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / complications,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Ovariectomy / adverse effects
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Rate
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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