Conservative treatment of recurrent ovarian fibromas in a young patient affected by Gorlin syndrome
Authors: Seracchioli, Renato; Bagnoli, Anna; Colombo, Filippo Maria; Missiroli, Stefano
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 16, Number 6, June 2001 , pp. 1261-1263(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:The case of recurrent bilateral ovarian fibromas occurring in a 22 year old Italian girl affected by Gorlin syndrome is reported. Ovarian fibromas occur in 75% of female patients with Gorlin syndrome and their recurrence has rarely been reported in the literature. Management is guided by the benign nature of the lesion and consists of surgical removal of the fibroma. Preservation of the normal ovarian tissue is recommended even though there is risk of recurrence of the fibroma.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2001-06-01
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