Mucocele of the appendix causing tubal factor infertility

Michael L. Traub, David S. Lee, Philip B. Paty, Harry J. Lieman

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Abstract

Objective: To report on the safety of conservative management of a young woman with pseudomyxoma peritonei of appendiceal origin desiring fertility preservation. Design: Case report. Setting: IVF Center at Tertiary Hospital. Patient(s): A 32-year-old woman with primary infertility. Intervention(s): Appendectomy, conservative second-look laparoscopy, and IVF. Main Outcome Measure(s): Persistence of active mucinous lesions in the peritoneal cavity, presence of abnormalities at colonoscopy, and maternal/fetal complications from IVF. Result(s): Normal second-look laparoscopy, no evidence of persistent disease, and successful intrauterine twin pregnancy following IVF. Conclusion(s): Pseudomyxoma peritonei of appendiceal origin is rare in young female patients. Although traditional therapy in older patients often involves aggressive surgical therapy, this case report demonstrates that patients desiring fertility can be managed conservatively and safely and still maintain successful pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

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Mucocele
Infertility
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Laparoscopy
Fertility Preservation
Safety Management
Twin Pregnancy
Appendectomy
Peritoneal Cavity
Colonoscopy
Tertiary Care Centers
Fertility
Mothers
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pregnancy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis
  • in vitro fertilization
  • Mucinous cystadenoma
  • primary infertility
  • pseudomyxoma peritonei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Mucocele of the appendix causing tubal factor infertility. / Traub, Michael L.; Lee, David S.; Paty, Philip B.; Lieman, Harry J.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 91, No. 5, 05.2009.

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Traub, Michael L. ; Lee, David S. ; Paty, Philip B. ; Lieman, Harry J. / Mucocele of the appendix causing tubal factor infertility. In: Fertility and Sterility. 2009 ; Vol. 91, No. 5.
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