Endodermal sinus tumor of the ovary in pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature

V. Bognoni, A. Quartuccio, Giuseppe Nastasi, S. Riso, Mauro Moroni, Camillo Porta

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Abstract

The ultrasonographic evidence of an irregular mixed mass, cystic and solid, in retrouterine area and the high levels of α1-FP values in a young pregnant woman, indicated the possibility of an ovarian germ cell neoplasia. Respecting the patient's will, pregnancy was protracted until the 36th week. A cesarian section allowed the releasing of a vital fetus and the removal of a neoplastic mass which proved to be an endodermal sinus tumor (EST) at stage Ia. Then the patient, the 12th case of EST in pregnancy reported in the literature, underwent 5 PVB chemotherapy cycles and, 3 years after the intervention, appears disease-free.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalOncology Reports
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

Keywords

  • α-1-fetoprotein
  • chemotherapy
  • endodermal sinus tumor
  • ovarian tumor
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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