Spontaneous conception in the presence of stage IIIC endometrioid ovarian cancer

R. Alan Bennett, William C. Dodson, George J. Olt, Jeffrey Ahearn, Richard S. Legro

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Objective: To describe a rare case of spontaneous conception in a patient with a preexisting metastatic ovarian cancer.Design: Case report. Setting: University hospital. Patient(s): A 39-year-old Asian woman who conceived while undergoing an evaluation for primary infertility and newly detected bilateral adnexal masses. Intervention(s): Staging laparotomy and total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy. Main Outcome Measure(s): Anatomic pathology diagnosis. Result(s): Blighted ovum and stage IIIC endometrioid adenocarcinoma of ovary. Conclusion(s): Metastatic ovarian cancer does not prevent either spontaneous ovulation or spontaneous conception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-624
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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