Endometrial Cancer and Fertility Preservation in Young Women: A Case Report Preservação da Fertilidade em Mulheres Jovens com Carcinoma do Endométrio: A Propósito de um Caso Clínico

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José Silva Pereira - Corresponding Author
Teresa Fraga
Julieta Silva
João Paulo Fernandes
Cláudia Monteiro
João Cruz
Mónica Ferreira
Paula Borralho
Álvaro Dias
Catarina Vasconcelos

Abstract

As more women choose to defer childbearing until later in life, the feasibility and safety of fertility-sparing endometrial cancer management, have been increasingly studied. The standard treatment for endometrial cancer involves hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, which precludes future fertility and is undesirable for women who wish to maintain their reproductive potential.
However, the decision of conservative management is associated with some risks namely the oncologic risks of inadequately staged and treated endometrial cancer and the risk of missing a synchronous or metastatic ovarian
cancer, and the lack of uniformity in the medical management and follow-up.
As far as we know this is the first well succeeded case in Portugal, for conservative management of endometrial carcinoma with subsequent pregnancy in a young woman.


Received: 02/05/2017 - Accepted: 04/09/2017

Keywords: Endometrial Neoplasms; Fertility Preservation

Article Details

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Pereira JS, Fraga T, Silva J, Fernandes JP, Monteiro C, Cruz J, Ferreira M, Borralho P, Dias Álvaro, Vasconcelos C. Endometrial Cancer and Fertility Preservation in Young Women: A Case Report: Preservação da Fertilidade em Mulheres Jovens com Carcinoma do Endométrio: A Propósito de um Caso Clínico. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2017 Oct. 6 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];4(3). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/64
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CLINICAL CASE

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