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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-140

A successful spontaneous pregnancy after surgery and chemotherapy in a patient with recurrent dysgerminoma: A case report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

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Amor Mae M. Pasigon
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Baguio General Hospital Driveway, Baguio City, Benguet
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DOI: 10.4103/pjog.pjog_28_22

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Dysgerminoma comprises 3%–5% among ovarian malignancies, mostly seen in adolescent and early adult women. The recurrence rate is approximately 10%–20%, occurring within 2 years of diagnosis, and has been reported that more than 75% occur in the 1st year. A 19-year-old nulligravid initially presented with severe abdominal pain, who underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy, whose histopathologic result revealed dysgerminoma, Stage IC2. Recurrence of dysgerminoma was noted on the contralateral ovary 10 months after for which she had undergone another surgery for wedge resection of the right ovarian mass and complete surgical staging. She received adjuvant chemotherapy without complications. Despite two consecutive surgeries and chemotherapy, she had conceived naturally and her pregnancy was carried to term with no complications and delivered to a live baby girl by normal spontaneous delivery. This case is a proof of how fertility-sparing surgeries and chemotherapy in dysgerminoma can successfully preserve reproductive functions for future conceptions.

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