Assessment of gross and histological patterns of ovarian tumors
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5060-5064
AbstractBackground:Ovarian tumors include a complex wide spectrum of neoplasm involving a
variety of histological diagnosis ranging from epithelial tissues, connective tissue,
specialized hormone secreting to germinal and embroyonal cells. The present study was
conducted to assess gross and histological patterns of ovarian tumors.
Materials & Methods:74 ovarian tumours were obtained in general pathology
department. Paraffin blocks were prepared, cut and stained with routine Hematoxylin
and Eosin stain. Special stains like reticulin, PAS etc., were used wherever required.
Results: Size<5 cm was seen among 28 and >5 cm in 46. Laterality was unilateral in 50
and bilateral in 24. Cystic/solid was unilocularcystin 30, multilocular cyst in 24 and
solid and cystic in 20. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Germ cell tumors were
25, surface epithelial tumors in 44 and sex cord stromal tumors in 5 cases. The
difference was significant (P< 0.05). Serous tumours were benign seen in 18, malignant
in 8 and borderline in 4. Mucinous tumours were benign seen in 6, malignant in 4 and
borderlinein 4 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Epithelial tumors are the commonest variety of ovarian tumors.
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