Médecine de la Reproduction


Ovarian tumors diagnosed during pregnancy : diagnostic and therapeutic management Volume 16, issue 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2014


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1 Département de chirurgie, Institut Gustave Roussy, Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus,114 rue Edouard Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France
2 Département de médecine, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
3 Département de radiologie, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
4 Département de pathologie, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
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It is not uncommon to diagnose an ovarian mass during pregnancy in an era of routine prenatal ultrasound. The risk of malignancy is very low. A strict and systematic diagnostic management is mandatory in order to avoid unnecessary procedures. Exploration should not be systematically delayed in post partum and surgery can be necessary to assess histology for suspicious lesions. Surgical guidelines have to be respected. Currently, French recommendations to treat those patients are available and should lead to a better and more homogeneous management. Most of the time, the pregnancy can be preserved. Induced prematurity should be limited as much as possible. All cases should be declared to the national network (www.cancer-et-grossesse.fr).