Journal article

Lack of evidence of disease contamination in ovarian tissue harvested for cryopreservation from patients with Hodgkin lymphoma and analysis of factors predictive of oocyte yield

T Seshadri, D Gook, S Lade, A Spencer, A Grigg, K Tiedemann, J McKendrick, P Mitchell, C Stern, JF Seymour

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

Ovarian cryopreservation is a promising technique to preserve fertility in women with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with chemotherapy. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine harvested ovarian tissue for subclinical involvement by HL by morphology/immunohistochemistry, and to define patient and treatment factors predictive of oocyte yield. This was a retrospective analysis of 26 ovarian tissue samples harvested for cryopreservation from women with HL. Histology, immunohistochemistry and follicle density (number mm(-3)) was examined. Disease status and preharvest chemotherapy details were obtained on 24 patients. The median age was 22 years (range 13-29). Seven of 24 patients had infradiap..

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