Background: Among women of India ovaries are the third most common site for cancer after cervix and breast. Ovarian neoplasms have insidious onset and are diagnosed usually at advanced stage. They are not detected in early stage as there is large space available in pelvis and abdominal cavity for expansion, hence they come to notice once they have achieved large size.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on consecutive ovarian specimens received in the Department of Pathology at a tertiary care center. All the resected specimens were received either as solitary specimens or as a part of pan hysterectomy in the laboratory; these were included in the study. The normal ovaries and ovaries with non-neoplastic lesions were excluded from the study.
Results: A total of thirty five (35) cases were studied with age ranging from as young as 17 years to as old as 75 years. Majority of the tumors were benign 27 (77.14%) followed by malignant 7 (20%) and borderline 1 (2.86%).
Conclusion: Among benign neoplasms serous cystadenomas were the commonest neoplasms. Serous carcinomas comprised majority of malignant neoplasms. The bulk of ovarian neoplasms were seen in 4th and 5th decade.
How to cite this article:
Balaji TG, Nandish VS, Shashikala P. Histomorphological study of ovarian neoplasms. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(1):447-450. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i1g.209