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Therapeutic management of epithelial ovarian cancer during pregnancy.
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PMID:  23180347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) during pregnancy is a rare condition. The diagnosis and treatment strategies are therefore not well defined. The evidence is scarce and limited to small case reports or case series. In this review we describe the safety, utility and limitations of each diagnostic tool and surgical procedure in pregnant women with ovarian cancer. We also discuss the role of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer during pregnancy. Finally, we delineate different strategies of treatment according to the stage of the disease at diagnosis and gestational age. Due to the complexity of the management of EOC during pregnancy, patients should be referred to specialized centers. Gestational age at diagnosis, the initial surgical procedure, disease stage and patient's preferences are the key factors in the decision-making process to establish the best treatment strategy for each individual case.
Authors:
L Minig; L Otaño; I Diaz-Padilla; R Alvarez Gallego; M G Patrono; J Valero de Bernabé
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1699-3055     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Transl Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247119     Medline TA:  Clin Transl Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Gynecology Oncology Program, Hospital Universitario Madrid Sanchinarro, Centro Integral Oncológico Clara Campal (CIOCC), Calle Oña 10, 28050, Madrid, Spain, lucasminig@yahoo.com.
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