Conservative surgery and fertility outcomes of borderline ovarian tumours: Case series and review of literature

Ercan C. M. , Karasahin K. E. , ALANBAY İ. , Kolusari A., Çoksuer H., Yenen M. C.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.16, no.3, pp.225-227, 2011 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-227
  • Keywords: Borderline ovarian tumors, Conservative surgery, Tumors of low malignant potential


Borderline ovarian tumours are usually seen in younger aged women and the issue of conservative surgery is increasingly important in today's fertility-preserving concept. We present three borderline ovarian tumour cases who underwent conservative surgery in our instutition between 2006-2008 and their long-term follow-ups for their reproductive capacity after treatment. No recurrence after conservative treatment in our cases had been noted. Fertility-preserving surgery may be the treatment of choice with careful follow-up in women with Stage I borderline ovarian tumours, who desire further childbearing. Assisted Reproductive Techniques should be taken into consideration after the initial treatment and second-look surgery may be performed in the course of a caesarean section.