IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3762.2018

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Primary peritoneal cancer in pregnancy: case report and review of the literature
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1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Surrey, United Kingdom
3 St Georges' Medical School, University of London, London, United Kingdom
4 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Surrey, United Kingdom
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(3), 479–482;
Published: 10 June 2018

Introduction: As this is the second only published report of primary peritoneal cancer (PPC) in pregnancy, it aims to bring awareness and reviews the current information of this exceptionally rare condition. Case Report: The case report outlines the clinical presentation of a 31-year-old pregnant woman and how she was diagnosed with the condition. Discussion: PPC can be difficult to diagnose with similar characteristics to ovarian cancer. From studying the literature, this paper addresses the histological and immunohistochemical distinguishing features. It also addresses some of the issues with diagnosing cancer in pregnancy or for women in their reproductive years. Conclusion: As this condition is so rare in young women, this overview is a useful addition to the medical literature.
Chemotherapy in pregnancy
Neoplasia in pregnancy
Serous carcinoma
Ovarian cancer
Primary peritoneal cancer
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