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Polyembryoma


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Treatment


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How might polyembryoma be treated?

Because polyembryomas are quite rare, there are no established guidelines for treating this condition.  However, the first step for treating a polyembryoma is often surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible.  Chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy, have also been used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may remain.[1][2]
Last updated: 3/20/2012

References
  1. Beresford L, Fernandez CV, Cummings E, Sanderson S, Ming-Yu W, Giacomantonio M. Mediastinal polyembryoma associated with Klinefelter syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2003; 25:321-323. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12679648. Accessed 3/19/2012.
  2. Chapman DC, Grover R, Schwartz PE. Conservative management of an ovarian polyembryoma. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1994; 83:879-882. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8159384. Accessed 3/19/2012.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Polyembryoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.