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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

A case series on large benign ovarian tumours in post-menopausal woman

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Author Details : Sujitha Sivarajan, Sheila K Pillai, Usha Vishwanath

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 293-296

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Introduction: Space occupying large abdomino -pelvic ovarian tumours are uncommon. Such huge ovarian tumours in post-menopausal women have to be evaluated as they raise the suspicion of malignancy. The prevalence of ovarian neoplasm in post-menopausal women is 14-18% with a risk of 10-40% in the case of large complex ovarian cysts.
Objective: To study the clinical features, imaging and management of 5 post-menopausal women with large benign ovarian tumours.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective study in a tertiary care institutional hospital between December 2017- February 2018 among 5 post-menopausal women with large benign ovarian tumours.
Results: All of them presented with abdominal distension, abdominal pain and breathing difficulties. They underwent exploratory laparotomy with frozen section. Histopathology reports of all 5 showed benign ovarian tumours, the most common being serous cystadenoma.
Conclusion: The large size of the ovarian tumour warrants surgical removal of the same. This case series shows that not all extremely large tumours need to be malignant. Patients also present at a much later stage due to lack of awareness, ignorance and logistic reasons.

Keywords: Large benign ovarian tumours, Post-menopausal women.


Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0064

How to cite : Sivarajan S, Pillai S K, Vishwanath U, A case series on large benign ovarian tumours in post-menopausal woman. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(2):293-296

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