Meenakshi Mohapatro1, Deepika Dash2, Epari Sanjeeva Rao3
Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer in worldwide among female population, whereas in India, it is the third most common cancer among women, 1 in 70 women have their lifetime risk to develop this tumour. Survival rate depends on the stage of diagnosis. Although, geographic and racial differences in the incidence of ovarian tumours are well-recognised information regarding any dissimilarity in clinicopathological behaviour is scarce. In the present study, the clinicopathological features of patients with ovarian tumours are evaluated.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
In a series of 96 clinically and diagnostically-proved ovarian tumours, case history was taken and clinical examination was done. Surgical staging done according to laparotomy, gross morphology and histopathological study was done.
Study Type- Observational study, done in between December 2015-March 2017 in Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and RF (Research Foundation).
Out of 96 cases are studied in Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and RF, 59 cases are benign and 32 cases are malignant tumour and 5 cases are borderline malignant potential tumours. Most of the tumour presented within 2 months of onset of symptoms, abdominal distension is commonest presentation in (51% of cases). Almost, 71% of the malignant tumour diagnosed at stage III/IV of the disease.
On histopathological study of these tumours, 73% are surface epithelial tumours. Among surface epithelial tumours, serous tumour is the commonest one. So, early diagnosis and prompt treatment (surgery and chemotherapy) definitely reduce the mortality from ovarian tumour.