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Varian function after pelvic lymphnode irradiation in patients with hodkin’s disease submitted to Oophoropexy during laparotomy
Staging laparotomy for Hodgkin’s disease was carried out on 110 women in fertile age at the General Surgery Department of Padua Medical School from 1972 to 1977. An Oophoropexy was done during the operation. According to the stage the patients underwent radiation therapy that was associated in some cases to chemotherapy. Complete evaluation was possible only in 66 patients. Eighteen out of the 66 had mantle field and para-aortic lymphnode chain radiotherapy. One case of amenorrhoea (5. 5 %) and five pregnancies (27.8 %), were found among them. Nineteen had the same type of radiotherapy with MOPP. 3 cases of amenorrhoea (15.8%) and 3 pregnancies (15.8 %) were found. Five had total nodal irradiation (TNI) according to Kaplan and all of them had amenorrhoea (100 %). Twenty four had TNI associated to MOPP with 24 cases of amenorrhoea (100% ). Our results slightly differ from those of other Authors.