Published: 2017-04-26

Histopathological spectrum of ovarian tumours from a referral hospital in Kashmir valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Sheema Sheikh, Humaira Bashir, Summyia Farooq, Arshi Beigh, Farzana Manzoor, Ruby Reshi


Background: Ovary is a complex structure and its neoplasms show a wide spectrum of histological types and clinical behaviour. The present study was done with the aim of studying the histopathological pattern of the ovarian tumours in women of various age groups.

Methods: This was prospective study conducted over a period of 2 years from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 and included 193 cases of ovarian neoplasms.

Results: Of 193 cases 155 (80.3%) were benign, 8 (4.1%) were borderline and 30 (15.5%) were malignant tumours. Surface epithelial tumours constituted majority of the tumours (64.7%). Mature cystic teratoma (30.6%%) was the most common benign tumour followed by serous cyst adenoma (26.9%). Serous cyst adenocarcinoma (7.8%) was the most common malignant tumour of the ovary. While tumours were seen over a wide range of 6-75 years, >80% of benign tumours were seen in patients of <40 years and 60% of malignant tumours were seen in patients of >40 years of age.

Conclusions: The findings of present study are comparable to the published data from the subcontinent.


Mature cystic teratoma, Ovarian tumors, Surface epithelial

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