IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 4 / pii/1998186

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Open Access Original Research

Benign epithelial ovarian tumors

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1 Associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2 Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(4), 391–393;
Published: 10 August 1998
Abstract

Two hundred and twelve patients with benign epithelial ovarian tumors managed consecutively at Hacettepe University Hospital between 1974-1994 were analyzed retrospectively. Benign epithelial tumors constituted 9.5% (212/2216) of all ovarian tumors and 28.5% (212/743) of the primary epithelial ovarian tumors during the study period. Of the patients with benign epithelial tumors, 104 (49.0%) had serous, 94 (44.3%) had mucinous and the remaining 14 (6.7%) had Brenner tumors. The surgical procedures varied from cystectomy to total abdominal hysterectomy according to the age of the patient. Bilaterality was encountered in 12.8% of serous and I 0.6% of mucinous tumors. Ovarian carcinoma occurred synchronously in two patients. In two patients, serous cysta­denoma was detected in the preserved ovaries following 3 and 7 years of initial conservative surgery, respectively. Serous tumors were relatively more common constituting approximately one half of the cases. Most of the patients presented with an abdomino­pelvic mass.

Keywords
Benign ovarian epithelial tumor
Serous tumor
Mucinous tumor
Brenner tumor
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