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Table 3 Laparoscopic fertility-sparing staging for presumed early stage adnexal cancers; systematic review of literature and current data

From: Laparoscopic fertility-sparing surgery for early stage ovarian cancer: a single-centre case series and systematic literature review

Study Data collection Patients (n) Epithelial histotype (n) Recurrence (n) Pregnancy (n)/women seeking pregnancy (n) Follow-up (months)
Leblanc [7] Prospective 9 * 0 3/not reported *
Muzii [9] Prospective 15 11 1 3/not reported *
Nezhat [10] Retrospective 5 5 1 * *
Cheng [11] Retrospective 17 17 1 5/8 61 (17–115)
Brockbank [12] Prospective 16 * 1 * *
Current study Prospective 11† 4 1 5/5 28 (7.3–101)
Total   73 - 5 (6.8%) - -
  1. *Not possible to discriminate data related to women with EOC undergoing fertility sparing procedures from those who had comprehensive staging.
  2. †One patient upstaged after intial fertility-sparing surgery has been excluded as she ultimately underwent a comprehensive staging.