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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-19

Fertility preservation surgeries in gynecological malignancies at a tertiary care institute in South India

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

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Prof. Paapa Dasari
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, WCH, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tofj.tofj_3_19

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Background: Fertility preservation surgery is a method to preserve the fertility potential of women without affecting the management of Gynecological cancer. It is important to know the type of malignancies and age group at which these are diagnosed and managed as this differs from centre to centre. Aims and Objectives: The aim was to find out the spectrum of Gynaecological malignancies in young women and to find out the type of malignancies in which Fertility sparing surgery was feasible. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of young women (≤ 40 years of age) with Gynaecological malignancies who underwent fertility sparing surgeries from January 2017 to December 2018 in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, JIPMER, Puducherry, South India Results: Out of 558 women with Gynecological malignancies admitted for management, 127 were ≤ 40 years of age. The most common malignancy was Ovarian (58%) followed by Cervix (24%) and Endometrium (14%). In Ovarian carcinoma, surface epithelial tumors were the commonest (62%) followed by Germ cell tumors (31%). Fertility sparing surgery was feasible in all germ cell tumors and only 30 % of surface epithelial tumors as the mean age at presentation was 25 years. In women with carcinoma cervix and carcinoma endometrium the mean age was 37 and 35 years respectively and all of them completed their family. Conclusion: In this retrospective cohort, fertility sparing surgery was needed only in Ovarian malignancies.

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