Fertility-sparing treatment for serous borderline ovarian tumors with extra-ovarian invasive implants: Analysis from the MITO14 study database

Francesca Falcone, Mario Malzoni, Marco Carnelli, Gennaro Cormio, Pierandrea De Iaco, Violante Di Donato, Maria Gabriella Ferrandina, Francesco Raspagliesi, Roberto Sorio, Nunzia S. Losito, Stefano Greggi

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Objective: Only 10–15% of serous borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) with extra-ovarian disease have invasive implants, and conservative treatments have been rarely reported. The MITO14 is a multi-institutional retrospective study conducted with the aim of systematically collecting data from consecutive BOT patients. The present analysis reports the oncological and reproductive outcomes of women with serous BOT and invasive implants registered into the MITO14 database and conservatively treated between August 2002 and May 2019. Methods: Thirteen patients (FIGO2014 stage II–III serous BOT with invasive implants) were recruited. Primary and secondary endpoints were, respectively, recurrence and death rates, and pregnancy and live birth rates. Only patients undergoing fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) were included, while patients were excluded in case of: age > 45 years; second tumor(s) requiring therapy interfering with the treatment of BOT. Results: Median follow-up time from primary cytoreduction was 146 months (range 27–213 months). Eleven patients (84.6%) experienced at least one recurrence (median time to first relapse 17 months, range 4–190 months), all of these undergoing secondary surgery (FSS in 7). Five patients attempted to conceive: 3 achieved at least one pregnancy and 2 gave birth at least to a healthy child. At the end of the observation period, all patients were alive with no evidence of disease. Conclusions: Fertility-sparing treatment should be considered in a context of serous BOT with invasive implants. Despite the high rate of recurrence, FSS provides good chances of reproductive success without a negative impact on overall survival.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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RivistaGynecologic Oncology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022


  • Fertility preservation
  • Neoplasm invasiveness
  • Ovarian neoplasms
  • Peritoneal diseases


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