Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

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

Diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer

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

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Wiwanitkit V. Diagnosis of primary ovarian cancer.J Hum Reprod Sci 2010;3:116-116

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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.


1Panda 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.
2Chandrasekhar C. Ectopic pregnancy: A pictorial review. Clin Imaging 2008;32:468-73.