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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

A two year retrospective study of ovarian tumours in a rural tertiary care hospital

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Author Details : S Kalyani, S R. Muraliprasath*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 563-570

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Introduction: The classification of ovarian tumours, both benign and malignant, into numerous categories is a proof for the ever expanding number of new lesions being added every year. This heterogeneity of ovarian lesions is the initiating factor to conduct this retrospective study to evaluate the frequency and age distribution of ovarian lesions in our tertiary centre.
Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study conducted in the Department of pathology, Government Thiruvarur medical college, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu between the period Jan ‘2016 to Dec’2017.The clinical details along with the gross and histopathological diagnosis cases with ovarian lesions were compiled and analysed to arrive at the percentage of distribution of various lesions.
Results: Out of 144 cases studied, benign, borderline and malignant ovarian tumours were 79.85%, 3.47% and 16.65% respectively. Benign tumours peaked between third and fourth decades, while malignant tumours were seen commonly after fifth decade. Surface epithelial tumours were common (84%) followed by germ cell tumours (7.64%) and sex cord stromal tumours (4.16%). Serous cystadenoma was more common than mucinous cystadenoma followed by mature cystic teratoma. Serous cystadenocarcinoma was the most common malignancy in our study.

Keywords: Surface epithelial tumour, Germ cell tumours, Sex cord stromal tumours.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-6792.2018.0109

How to cite : Kalyani S, Muraliprasath S R, A two year retrospective study of ovarian tumours in a rural tertiary care hospital. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2018;5(4):563-570

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