A retrospective analytic study of clino-histopathological correlation of ovarian mass

Avani Patel, Priyesh Patel, Zalak Karena, Kirtan Vyas


Background: Ovarian tumours account for 30% of all cancers of female genital tract. The study of histology of ovarian masses therefore is of prime importance. The objective of the study was the clinical and histopathological presentation of ovarian masses.

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 44 patients with ovarian masses from January 2014 to December 2014 at P. D. U. Medical College, Rajkot. Patients with ovarian masses who were surgically managed were included in the study. Patients with non-ovarian masses and those who were conservatively managed were excluded. The data was collected in Excel Sheet and analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-Square Test.

Results: Incidence of Ovarian masses was 20.85 % in our Institute. Among 44 cases 54.5 % were neoplastic. Among the neoplasms 95.83% were benign and 4.16% were malignant. Mean age of presentation of benign neoplasm was 38years and that of malignant was 50 years. Incidence of non-neoplastic ovarian masses was 45.5 %. Mean age of presentation of non-neoplastic ovarian masses was 31 years. Pain in abdomen was the most common clinical presentation of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic ovarian masses. Mucinous Cystadenoma and Teratoma-Dermoid Cyst were the commonest benign tumor followed by Serous Cystadenoma.

Conclusions: In our study, non-neoplastic ovarian masses presented in equal proportions as that of neoplastic ovarian masses. 31-40 years age group showed the highest propensity of occurrence of Ovarian Masses. Mucinous Cystadenoma was highly emerged most common benign Ovarian Mass in this study.


Ovarian masses, Teratoma, Mucinous cystadenoma

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