Laparoscopic treatment of borderline ovarian cancer in pregnancy. A case report

M. Candiani, E. Somigliana, R. Sgherzi, C. Mandelli, F. Maggi, M. Busacca, R. Maggi

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We report a case of a pregnant woman undergoing laparoscopy at 13 weeks 3 days gestation for a borderline ovrarian tumour. Laparoscopic unilateral adnexectomy was successfully performed. There were no intra- or post-operative complications. In order to perform a second look for the restaging of the disease the patient underwent a caesarean section at 38 weeks' gestation. A little ovarian borderline tumour was detected on the contralateral ovary at that time. At present, the patient is apparently disease-free at 6 months' follow-up. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of borderline ovarian cancer in pregnancy treated by laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Adnexal masses
  • Borderline tumours
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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