IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 35 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo24332014

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research
Rare ovarian tumors: a single center experience of 15 years
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1 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
2 Department of Gynecology&Obstetrics, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2014, 35(3), 250–258;
Published: 10 June 2014

Objective: The present study aims to review cases of extremely rare primary ovarian tumors and thus, to evaluate the distribution of rare primary ovarian pathologies. Various aspects of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of these tumors are discussed. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of women with final pathology of rare primary ovarian tumors, which were managed at the Gynecologic Oncology Department of Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital, from 1995 to 2010 was undertaken. Results: Among the 2,210 women treated during the study period, extremely rare ovarian tumors accounted for 1.62%(36/2210) of all cases. Conclusion: It is important to be aware of these rare entities in the pathological diagnosis of ovarian tumors. Intraoperative frozen examination should be performed because rare benign conditions that mimic malignancy may not require radical surgery. The rarity of these tumors renders basic scientific advances more challenging.
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