Title

In vivo oocyte retrieval in a young woman with ovarian cancer

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Obstet Gynecol

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Oocyte cryopreservation is rapidly becoming an option for single women recently diagnosed with cancer who wish to preserve their fertility. We describe oocyte retrieval in young women with invasive ovarian cancer. CASE: A 23-year-old nulliparous woman had recurrence of a mixed ovarian germ cell tumor after unilateral oophorectomy. Concern of involvement of her remaining ovary and need for postoperative chemotherapy prompted decision to perform controlled ovarian hyperstimulation followed by intraoperative in vivo oocyte retrieval. CONCLUSION: Oocyte cryopreservation through controlled ovarian hyperstimulation leading up to oocyte retrieval at the time of surgical staging for gynecologic malignancies can be coordinated in a timely fashion, affording fertility preservation without significant treatment delay. Greater awareness of this capability may prompt extension of oocyte cryopreservation services to all potential candidates and help mobilize the establishment of referral pathways and multidisciplinary teams of general gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, and reproductive endocrinologists.

Volume Number

124

Issue Number

2 Pt 2 Suppl 1

Pages

484-6

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/07/09

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Obstetrics and Gynecology

PMID

25004306

DOI

10.1097/aog.0000000000000304