HISTOPATHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF OVARIAN TUMORS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Dr. Shubhra Ramchandani*, Dr. CSBR Prasad and Dr. Sachin Khanna
Introduction: Ovarian tumor varies widely in frequency among different geographic groups. It’s the second
common cancer in females and the most frequent cause of death in females with gynecological malignancies. The
risk of ovarian tumor increases fourth fold in women with an affected first degree relative. Incidence of ovarian
tumor increases with increasing age. Some molecular and histological evidence suggests that mucinous epithelial
ovarian cancers develop via a sequence from benign tumor through borderline tumor to invasive cancer. Aims and
Objectives: To study the spectrum of ovarian tumors. Study Design: Retrospective study was done. Materials
And Methods: Retrospective study was done on 288 cases of ovarian tumors for a period of 15 years (January
2000- December 2014) at Tertary Care Hospital Review of all the slides was done by pathologist. Results: Sample
size=288 with ovarian tumors, Over a period of 15 years. Surface epithelial tumors emerged as the commonest
variety accounting for 80%, followed by Germ cell tumors 15.5%, Sex – cord stromal tumors 9.5%. Conclusion:
Among epithelial tumors, Serous cystadenoma is the most common to present. Among Sex cord stromal tumor,
Granulosa cell tumor. Among Germ cell tumor, Teratomas are the commonest.
Keywords: Epithelial tumors, Granulosa cell tumor, Germ cell tumor.
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