IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 20 / Issue 2 / pii/1999123

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Original Research

Recurrent borderline ovarian tumours after conservative management in women wishing to retain their fertility

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1 Gynaecologic Oncology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
2 Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester, UK
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1999, 20(2), 94–97;
Published: 10 April 1999

Objective: To evaluate the rate of recurrence after conservative treatment of Stage I borderline ovarian tumors. Methods: Retrospective case note review of all women with borderline ovarian tumours diagnosed at Aberdeen, U.K. and loannina, Greece between 1981-1993. Outcome measures comprised initial surgery, stage of disease, histological type, pregnancy rate, recurrence rate and disease-free interval. Results: Conservative surgery for borderline tumours in young women permitted high conception rates. Recurrence of tumour was high in this group, 71%, and presented late. Conclusion: Prolonged intensive follow-up is required for women treated conservatively for borderline malignant ovarian tumours.

Borderline ovarian tumours
Conservative surgery
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