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2016 Month : December Volume : 2 Issue : 2 Page : 11-12.

EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER COMPLICATING PREGNANCY.

N. Sumathi1M.D, D.G.O, F.I.C.O.G.

Corresponding Author:
Dr. N. Sumathi,
Suba Clinic,
# 2, Tapor Nagar,
Thiruppalai-625014,
Madurai.
E-mail: sumathibaskaran88@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

It is estimated that 3500 cases of cancer occur in pregnant women annually complicating 1 in 1000 pregnancies. Although rare, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecologic cancer diagnosed during pregnancy next to cervical cancer, but it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive tract. Ovarian tumours first diagnosed during pregnancy often present a challenge for both the obstetrician and gynaecologists providing pregnancy care and for the consulting subspecialists. Although, the vast majority of these tumours is benign, on rare occasions patients present with tumours that turn out to be malignant requiring more comprehensive and extensive surgical procedures that are more likely to lead to pregnancy loss. Hence, accurate knowledge of tumour characteristics, especially the ultrasound appearance and gestational age at diagnosis are key prerequisite for establishing the most effective management plan not just for the index, but also for future pregnancies. We report a case of recurrent advanced serous adenocarcinoma of ovary in a pregnant woman.

Keywords

Pregnant woman, Right ovarian mass, Emergency caesarean section with ovariotomy, Recurrent Advanced serous adenocarcinoma of ovary.

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