Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 5, pp 823–825 | Cite as

Cisplatinum and docetaxel for ovarian cancer in pregnancy

  • Abdulrahim A. RouziEmail author
  • Nora N. Sahly
  • Naif F. Sahly
  • Mahmoud S. Alahwal
Case Report



There is limited data on chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer during pregnancy. Most women received cisplatin-based chemotherapy. There are no published reports on the use of docetaxel for ovarian cancer in pregnancy.


A 32-year-old pregnant lady underwent laparatomy at 18-week gestation for ruptured ovarian cyst. The pregnancy was the result of in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Left salpingo-oophorectomy and omental biopsy were done. A diagnosis of stage IIIC, poorly differentiated papillary serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary was made. She was given four cycles of cisplatinum and docetaxel followed by cesarean hysterectomy, right salpingo-oophorectomy, and cytoreductive surgery. The mother is well and has completed six cycle of chemotherapy.


This is the first report on the use of docetaxel during pregnancy for ovarian cancer.


Docetaxel Ovarian cancer Pregnancy 


Conflict of interest statement

There is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulrahim A. Rouzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nora N. Sahly
    • 1
  • Naif F. Sahly
    • 2
  • Mahmoud S. Alahwal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.King Khalid National Guard HospitalJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Medical OncologyKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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