Oocyte cryopreservation in two women with borderline ovarian tumor recurrence. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) commonly occur during reproductive years. Given the good prognosis, fertility-sparing surgery can be considered in young women wishing to preserve their fertility. However, conservative management exposes patients to the risk of recurrence. In these cases, the new surgery may be radical (completing the removal of both adnexa) or, when conservative, it may be associated with relevant damage to the ovarian reserve. In this study, we report on two women who decided to perform ovarian hyper-stimulation and oocyte cryostorage at the time of the diagnosis of recurrence, but before undergoing the new surgery. They both obtained a satisfactory number of oocytes, the retrieval was unremarkable, and no main detrimental effects on the ovarian lesions were noticed. These two cases suggest that ovarian hyper-stimulation and oocyte retrieval before planned surgery for BOT recurrence is a feasible option. © 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1216
Number of pages4
JournalJ. Assisted Reprod. Genet.
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Borderline ovarian tumor
  • Fertility preservation
  • Oocytes
  • letrozole
  • adult
  • antral follicle count
  • Article
  • case report
  • cell count
  • clinical article
  • cryopreservation
  • cystectomy
  • female
  • female fertility
  • human
  • human cell
  • human tissue
  • live birth
  • nullipara
  • oocyte
  • oocyte retrieval
  • ovariectomy
  • ovary hyperstimulation
  • ovary tumor
  • peritoneal biopsy
  • priority journal
  • tumor recurrence
  • tumor vascularization
  • young adult
  • diagnostic imaging
  • female infertility
  • fertility preservation
  • growth, development and aging
  • ovarian reserve
  • ovary cyst
  • ovulation induction
  • pathology
  • physiology
  • prevention and control
  • procedures
  • Adult
  • Cryopreservation
  • Female
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Oocyte Retrieval
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Ovarian Reserve
  • Ovariectomy
  • Ovulation Induction


Dive into the research topics of 'Oocyte cryopreservation in two women with borderline ovarian tumor recurrence. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this