Primary hepatoid carcinoma of ovary in pregnancy

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep;179(3 Pt 1):820-2. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(98)70092-4.


We report a rare case of a 35-year-old woman with primary hepatoid carcinoma of the ovary during pregnancy associated with abnormal levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein. This tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pregnant women with very high levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein whenever other maternal or fetal sources are excluded.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / blood
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / blood
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
  • alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis


  • alpha-Fetoproteins