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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;51(2):182-190.
Published online February 1, 2008.
Laparoscopic management of borderline ovarian tumors; KBSMC experience.
Un Suk Jung, Jung Hun Lee, Min Sun Kyung, Kyo Won Lee, Jong Sul Han, Joong Sub Choi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yjjy.choi@samsung.com
To evaluate feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic management for borderline ovarian tumors. METHODS: From May 2005 to October 2007 in our institution, laparoscopic treatments were performed for 16 patients for borderline ovarian tumors. Through clinical records, the patients' age, parity, operating time, tumor diameter, length of hospital stay, change in hemoglobin level, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and recurrence were analyzed. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 38 years (27-72 years), the median parity was 1 (0-3), and 6 patients were nulliparous., Eight patients were performed conservative surgery, and radical surgery was performed in the remainder. The median operating time was 90 minutes (50-305 minutes), the median hospital stay was 5 days (4-16 days), the median change of the hemoglobin level was 1.5 g/dL (0.2-4.5 g/dL), and the median diameter of the tumors was 8.5 cm. FIGO stage was Ia for 9 patients, Ib for 2, Ic for 4, and IIIc for the last one. Histopathological results showed mucinous tumor for 8 patients, serous tumor for 6, and mixed type and endometrioid tumor for each remaining. Laparoscopic pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy were performed 4 patients. There was no upstaging by intraoperative cystic rupture. Neither laparoconversion nor intraoperative complication was noted. The median duration of follow-up was 20 months (3-53 months) and none showed recurrence. One of 8 patients who were treated conservatively obtained a baby by vaginal delivery in 32th postoperative month. CONCLUSION: This preliminary analysis demonstrated patients with borderline ovarian tumor can feasibly and efficiently undergo laparoscopic management.
Key Words: Borderline ovarian tumors, Laparoscopy, Operative procedure

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