Laparoscopic management of stage I ovarian cancer. A case report

J Reprod Med. 1990 Jun;35(6):601-4; discussion 604-5. doi: 10.1097/00006254-199011000-00020.


A woman with stage I ovarian cancer refused traditional treatment and was managed laparoscopically. Both ovaries were removed intact via a culdotomy incision. Vaginal hysterectomy, omentectomy and laparoscopic lymphadenectomy followed. With the increasing frequency of laparoscopic oophorectomy, it clearly seems prudent to remove ovaries intact through the cul-de-sac whenever ovarian pathology is in doubt. Although the laparoscopic approach is as yet unproven, it is an alternative for a select group of well-informed women with borderline or low-grade ovarian malignancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy, Vaginal / methods
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Lymph Node Excision / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Omentum / surgery
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Ovariectomy / methods*