IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 2 / pii/1998139

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Original Research

Low-malignant potential epithelial tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathological study

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Crete, Greece
2 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School University of Athens,Greece
3 Department of Pathology, University of Crete, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(2), 170–172;
Published: 10 April 1998

Low-malignant potential (LMP) epithelial tumors of the ovary are a group which occupy an intermediate position between the benign and those of the frankly malignant ovarian neoplasms. The actual incidence, present age and treatment are still being discus­sed. During the period 1991-1996, from the 650 ovarian tumors which were diagnosed and treated in our institution, 401 were epithelial tumors. The LMP serous epithelial tumors consisted of 4.36% of all serous tumors while LMP mucinous tumors were 9.70% of all mucinous tumors. The LMP serous tumors had an 8 cm diameter on average, 83% were unilocular and 76.5% unila­teral. The LMP mucinous tumors had a 17 cm diameter on average, 95% were multilocular and 95% unilateral. The mean age at diagnosis was 39 years for LMP serous tumors and 48 years for LMP mucinous tumors.

Borderline tumors
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