IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3934.2018

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Open Access Case Report
Borderline ovarian tumour after fertility sparing surgery for ovarian cancer
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1 Gynecological Oncology Unit, Third Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General University Hospital "Attikon", University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General University Hospital "Alexandra", University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(5), 825–827; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3934.2018
Published: 10 October 2018
Abstract

Borderline ovarian tumours are an intermediate entity between benign and malignant epithelial ovarian neoplasms. The authors present the case of a 25-year-old patient, with a history of fertility-preserving right salpingo-oophorectomy due to an ovarian serous papillary cystadenocarcinoma six years ago. The patient recently presented with a cyst in the left ovary which raised concerns for recurrent disease. The patient underwent a left ovarian cystectomy and the histopathological examination concluded in serous borderline tumour. The patient is followed up regularly, so that a possible relapse will be diagnosed in time. In conclusion, a borderline lesion in the remaining ovary, after ovarian conservative surgery, is a challenge that could represent either a de novo emergence of borderline tumour or possibly the onset of a new ovarian cancer. The study of early molecular alterations could be a promising tool in the investigation of prognosis and management of these lesions.
Keywords
Borderline ovarian tumour
Recurrent ovarian disease
Fertility sparing
Ovarian cystectomy
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