Successful yolk-sac tumor treatment with fertility-sparing partial oophorectomy

Timothy N. Dunn, Kamyar Khazaeian, Donna Coffey, Jan Rohozinski, Ertug Kovanci, Creighton L. Edwards, Celestine S. Tung

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Abstract

Yolk-sac tumors account for about 20% of ovarian germ cell tumors and occur predominantly in women below 35 years of age. Modern evidence-based treatment strategies have ensured long term post-treatment survival, but with increased survival, attention has been turned to an urgent need for developing fertility sparing treatment strategies. In this report we describe the successful treatment of a young woman who was able to conceive and deliver two children, in spite of the loss of one ovary two years prior to being diagnosed with an ovarian yolk-sac tumor on the remaining ovary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic Oncology Reports
Volume27
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Fertility preservation
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian germ cell tumor
  • Yolk-sac tumor (YST)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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