Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgical Staging of Ovarian Dysgerminoma in a 13-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report

Stefano Uccella, Antonella Cromi, Anna Seveso, Gabriele Siesto, Fabio Ghezzi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A case of comprehensive laparoscopic surgical staging for ovarian dysgerminoma in a 13-year-old girl is described. A 20-cm pelvic mass, rising from right adnexum, was incidentally diagnosed, and the patient underwent laparoscopic right salpingo-oophorectemy. Pathologic findings were consistent with diagnosis of pure dysgerminoma. We then performed laparoscopic staging including peritoneal washing; resection of right infundibulopelvic ligament; systematic pelvic, common iliac, and infrarenal paraaortic lymphadenectomy; appendectomy; and infracolic omentectomy. Uterus and left adnexum were spared to preserve future fertility. Currently, the patient is alive and free of disease after 21 months of follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of comprehensive laparoscopic surgical staging for ovarian neoplasm in a 13-year-old patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Comprehensive surgical staging
  • Early ovarian cancer
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ovarian dysgerminoma
  • Young adolescent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgical Staging of Ovarian Dysgerminoma in a 13-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this