Aim: To show successful pregnancy after unilateral salpingooopherectomy and chemotherapy in a girl with embryonal carcinoma of ovary (ECO). Case report: Patient had FIGO stage III c disease. After the surgical removal of the tumour, the patient underwent six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP). Eight years after chemotherapy she conceived spontaneously. The patient went through regular antenatal checkups in a consultation with a gynecological oncologist. In addition to all regular examinations and controls, monthly monitoring of carbohydrate antigen (CA) 125, human epididymis protein 4 (HE 4), Roma Index is also recommended. Congenital malformation excluded at 20 weeks of gestation by level III ultrasonography. At 39th gestational week, laparotomy as well as a C-section was done and the patient was managed successfully in giving birth to a healthy female baby. Three months after delivery, the woman was recurrence free and the infant did not show any problems. At the last follow-up visit (May 5, 2018), all the tumor markers were negative, and the control MRI and ultrasound examinations did not reveal tumor recurrence or pathological lymph nodes. Conclusion: Normal gonadal function and fertility are possible after fertility preservation surgery for ovarian germ cell malignancies, even with adjuvant chemotherapy.
[Med Arch 2018; 72(5.000): 371-373]
Carcinoma, Embryonal, Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer, Fertility preservation, Pregnancy