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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Post-resection outcomes for pediatric ovarian neoplasm: is ovarian-preserving surgery a good option? (Tennessee)



 dys·men·or·rhe·a ˌdismenəˈrēə/
noun Medicine noun: dysmenorrhoea; noun: dysmenorrhea
  1. painful menstruation, typically involving abdominal cramps.
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abstract
 

PURPOSE:

Pediatric surgeons often care for children with ovarian tumors. Few studies report long-term outcomes for these patients. This study characterizes intermediate-term results for patients who underwent surgical resection of ovarian neoplasms as children.

METHODS:

Patients who underwent surgery for ovarian neoplasms at a children's hospital were identified. They were invited to participate in a telephone-based survey assessing post-surgical recurrence, dysmenorrhea, quality of life, and fertility.

RESULTS:

188 patients were identified; 79 met criteria. 31 patients had ovarian-sparing tumor resection; 48 had oophorectomy; five had recurrences. 56 were successfully interviewed at a median follow-up of 4.6 years. Dysmenorrhea rates of 52 and 78 % were reported (p = 0.07), respectively. Two patients suffered from infertility. Quality of life was generally reported as good.

CONCLUSION:

Intermediate outcomes are good for patients who underwent ovarian-sparing tumor resection or oophorectomy for pediatric ovarian tumors. Additional long-term monitoring would be beneficial to better assess fertility and dysmenorrhea outcomes.

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