Malignant Ovarian Tumours in South-East Nigeria

Nnadi IG


Aim: To describe the clinico-pathologic characteristics of ovarian tumors in Owerri and classify the tumors according to WHO classification of ovarian tumors.

Methodology: The archives of the Department of Pathology, FMC Owerri were the source of the data used for this study. The period under review was between September 2010 and October 2016.

Results: A total of 32 ovarian tumors were received in the department within the period under review. The mean age was 40.65±12.05 years with a range of 6 to 70 years. The commonest ovarian malignancy was the surface epithelial tumors which made up 46.87% (15 cases) followed by the germ cell tumors which constituted 34.37% (11 cases), sex-cord stromal tumors 12.5% (4 cases) and metastatic carcinoma 6.25% (2). The commonest symptom was abdominal mass or swelling which was present in 90.62% (29 cases) followed by abdominal pain 59.37% (19 cases). The mean size was 7.63cm with a range of 2.6 to 23cm.

Keywords: Ovary, Malignancy, Owerri

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