Is fertility sparing surgery a treatment option for young patients with yolk sac tumor?
AffiliationDepartment of Gynecological Oncology, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
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AbstractYolk sac tumor (YST) is the third most frequent ovarian germ cell type ovarian tumor. YST occurs primarily in young girls and in women at reproductive age and thus, the preservation of fertility is considered to be a crucial option if possible for these patients. Compared to previous years, the use of innovative chemotherapeutic regimens in the treatment of YSTs improved significantly the prognosis and outcomes of this rare type of neoplasia. As YSTs are chemosensitive, this fact favors fertility sparing surgical approach and less aggressive type of operations. We present a narrative review of the multispecialty fertility sparing surgical and medical approach of women with YST.
CitationIavazzo C, Vorgias G, Iavazzo PE, Minis EE, Gkegkes ID. Is fertility sparing surgery a treatment option for young patients with yolk sac tumor? Minerva Ginecol. 2018 Dec;70(6):750-3.
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