Preservation of ovarian function by ovarian transposition prior to concurrent chemotherapy and pelvic radiation for cervical cancer. A case report and review of the literature

M. C.W.M. Bloemers, L. Portelance, C. Legier, M. C. Renaud, S. L. Tan

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Abstract

Background: For over 45 years, ovarian transposition has been proposed for patients with cervical cancer to preserve ovarian function prior to pelvic radiation. We report a case of preservation of ovarian function and regular normal menstrual cycles after pelvic cisplatin-based chemoradiation and perform a literature review. Case: A 29-year-old female with cervical cancer underwent laparoscopic ovarian transposition prior to cisplatin-based chemoradiation. At 3-year follow-up after completion of her chemoradiation treatment indicated that she was still free of any disease. She is experiencing normal menstrual cycles at regular monthly intervals. Conclusion: The present case shows that it is possible to retain ovarian function and menstrual cycles by ovarian transposition prior to pelvic chemoradiation. This provides an option for cervical cancer patients who desire preservation of ovarian function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 24 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian function
  • Ovarian transposition
  • Pelvic chemoradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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