Pregnancy After Laparoscopic Bilateral Partial Ovarian Decortication for Stage IC Borderline Ovarian Tumour

Ali Hassan Hamed, Robert Emerson, Leo Bonaventura, Srdjan Saso, Giuseppe Del Priore

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BACKGROUND: Fertility preservation techniques are a growing area of research as more women in the reproductive age group develop gynaecologic cancers. We report here a novel technique of fertility preservation used in the treatment of a patient with borderline ovarian tumour.

CASE: A 29-year-old woman with stage I borderline ovarian tumour was referred to our tertiary level hospital. She had a history of infertility and requested fertility preservation be considered in treatment decisions. We performed bilateral laparoscopic partial decortication of the ovaries, and the patient successfully conceived spontaneously following the procedure.

CONCLUSION: Fertility-preserving surgery should be an option for young women with borderline ovarian tumours who wish to retain fertility. Removing abnormal ovarian tissue may restore fertility. The laparoscopic approach is safe and feasible for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-829
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014



  • borderline ovarian tumours
  • laparoscopy
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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