OVARIAN TUMORS: INCIDENCE AND SPECTRUM OF VARIOUS HISTOPATHOLOGICAL TYPES IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Saima Gulzar
Farida Kakar
Amna Kazi
Dilawar Sultan

Keywords

Ovarian tumor, Incidence, Tertiary-care hospital, Malignancies

Abstract

Objective: To determine the incidence of ovarian tumors and to assess the spectrum of various histopathological types in tertiary care hospital.


Study Design: Retrospective study


Place and Duration of Study: Department of Histopathology, Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore from 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023.


Methodology: One hundred and five ovarian masses which were either part of abdominal-hysterectomy specimens or solitary specimens. Histopathological requisition forms were also filled out by every study participant. Different numbers of sections were taken from cysts and solid tumors. Sectioned-tissues were then processed and paraffin blocks were made from them. 5mm tissue sections were then taken and stained with eosin and hematoxylin. Morphologic features of tumors were recorded for histopathological diagnosis and classification of tumors.


Results: The mean age of the patients was 49.5±5.6 years with the highest number of malignancy cases within the age of 31-45 years. The histopathological slides presented various tumors with 30.47% (n=32) as malignant, with 37.14% (n=39) cases presenting tumor metastasis. There were 27.6% (n=29) cases having benign tumor types.


Conclusion: Most of the ovarian tumors observed in this study originated primarily from the ovary with a high number of malignant tumors. The majority of the tumors were surface epithelial

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