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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116

Diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - 10330, Thailand

Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2010

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.69336

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I read the recent rare case report on primary ovarian cancer by Panda et al. with a great interest. [1] According to this report, some critical concerns on the diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer should be mentioned. Panda et al. made a conclusion that "now, with ultrasonographic advances, it can be diagnosed early, leading to conservative treatment and preservative surgery." [1] Indeed, the role of ultrasonography for the detection of ectopic pregnancy is of no doubt. However, its role for specific diagnosis of primary ovarian pregnancy is still questionable. Only a gestation sac in adnexa area, which cannot definitely diagnose of primary ovarian pregnancy, is the common ultrasonographic finding. [2] The actual diagnosis is usually due to the confirmation by histopathological study. The ultrasonography could only help early detect the ectopic pregnancies, of which, only a few can be primary ovarian pregnancy.

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1.Panda S, Darlong LM, Singh S, Borah T. Case report of a primary ovarian pregnancy in a primigravida. J Hum Reprod Sci 2009;2: 90-2.  Back to cited text no. 1  [PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.Chandrasekhar C. Ectopic pregnancy: A pictorial review. Clin Imaging 2008;32:468-73.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  


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