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Large malignant ovarian tumors during pregnancy: two cases

Authors Xu D, Liang C, He J

Received 22 June 2014

Accepted for publication 20 August 2014

Published 17 November 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 2121—2125

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S69799

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Jianmin Xu


Dong Xu, Cheng Liang, Jing He

Gynecological and Obstetrical Department, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China

Abstract: The present study reports two cases of large ovarian malignancy during pregnancy, which is very rare. The two patients were received between Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 at Gynecological and Obstetrical Department, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University (People's Republic of China). Both cases present tumor sized more than 20 cm, with one case of 40 cm. Both patients underwent timely cesarean section, with survival of the Child, and successful removal of the tumor. All patients showed good outcome in the follow-up period. Therefore the large ovarian malignancy during pregnancy could be well treated after careful clinical evaluation.

Keywords: ovarian malignancy, pregnancy, incidence

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