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Detection of Hodgkin lymphoma within ovarian tissue


Bittinger, SE and Nazaretian, SP and Gook, DA and Parmar, C and Harrup, R and Stern, CJ, Detection of Hodgkin lymphoma within ovarian tissue, Fertility and Sterility, 95, (2) pp. 803.e3-803.e6. ISSN 0015-0282 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.07.1068


Objective: To describe the detection of Hodgkin lymphoma within ovarian tissue taken at the time of harvest for cryopreservation.

Design: Case report. Setting: University-affiliated women's hospital. Patient(s): A 19-year-old woman diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Intervention(s): Laparoscopic removal of ovarian tissue for cryopreservation.

Main Outcome Measure(s): Histologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of ovarian tissue harvested for fertility preservation.

Result(s): Histologic and immunohistochemical identification of Hodgkin lymphoma within ovarian tissue harvested for cryopreservation.

Conclusion(s): Ovarian cryopreservation and subsequent autografting is a procedure still in an experimental phase that has yielded promising findings. This option is frequently offered to young women with neoplasms such as Hodgkin lymphoma. Although the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma infiltration into the ovary may be low, the identification of lymphoma in this case emphasizes the importance of histologic examination of ovarian tissue before freezing and indicates that there is a possibility of reintroducing tumor.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fertility preservation, histology, Hodgkin lymphoma, ovarian cryopreservation
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer diagnosis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Harrup, R (Dr Rosemary Harrup)
ID Code:119319
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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