Clinicopathological profile of ovarian tumors in the age group 10-20 years


  • Priya V. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India



Imprint cytology, Laparotomy, Ovarian tumor


Background: Adolescence is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. 1% neoplasm occurs in this age group below 17 years, of this, 3% are ovarian neoplasms. Aim was to study retrospectively the clinicopathological profile and outcome of ovarian tumors in the age group 10-20 years in Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India from January 2008 for six years.

Methods: Fifty Patients who have undergone laparotomy in this institution during the period were taken for study. Data regarding age, mode of presentation, diagnostic methods, treatment and histopathology were recorded. Follow-up was also taken into consideration. Patients with polycystic ovary, corpus luteal cyst, follicular cyst and endometriotic cyst are excluded.

Results: Majority of the patients fall between the age group 15-20 years. Major clinical presentation was pain (40%), followed by abdominal mass. Laparotomy was done for all cases except three where laparoscopy was done. Imprint cytology taken for 3 cases. Histopathology showed malignant tumors in 6 cases and benign tumors in 44 cases. Epithelial tumors outnumbered germ cell tumors.

Conclusions: This study shows the predominance of epithelial neoplasms in the age group 10-20 years. Proportion of malignancy is 12%.

Author Biography

Priya V., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India





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