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Only benign adnexal masses are suitable for treatment by operative laparoscopy. Ovarian cancer must always be managed by midline laparotomy. In our experience the preoperative workup (clinical examination, study of past history, trans vaginal ultrasonography, doppler, tumoral markers etc.) together with the diagnostic phase of laparoscopy provide a sensitivity value of 100%, a positive predictive value of 50% and a negative predictive value of 100% for diagnosis of malignancy. Provided a strict selection, laparoscopy is reliable both for the diagnosis and the management of benign ovarian masses.