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Conservative management of a patient with endometrial carcinoma desiring fertility: how to inform?
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul University, School of Medicine (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(6), 661–663;
Published: 10 December 2008
Conservative management of patients with endometrial cancer who desire fertility is becoming widespread in certain circumstances. A 36-year-old women desiring fertility with early-stage endometroid type adenocarcinoma of the endometrium was treated with 160 mg/d megestrol acetate for six months. After confirmation of a normal endometrial biopsy she became pregnant spontaneously. Following an uneventful pregnancy a healthy baby at term was delivered by cesarean section. Definitive surgery was performed. The risks and benefits of this thereupeutic approach are discussed and informing style of the patients emphasized.