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Vargas-Hernández VM
Endometriosis as a risk factor for ovarian cancer
Cir Cir 2013; 81 (2)

Language: Español
References: 36
Page: 163-168
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The history of endometriosis is a risk factor for some subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. Endometriosis is associated with increased risk of ovarian clear cell, serous low-grade endometrioid, but it is unclear role in the development of other histopathological subtypes of ovarian cancer as high-grade serous borderline tumors subtypes or borderline serous and mucinous as the understanding of the mechanisms leading to malignant transformation of endometriosis will be needed to identify subgroups of women at increased risk of ovarian cancer in the high prevalence and cause of infertility in Mexico and the world.
All factors must be considered during the decision making process for the treatment of endometriosis, including the rare malignant transformation.

Key words: endometriosis, ovarian cancer, infertility.


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