Clinicopathological Spectrum of Ovarian Tumours in Northern India: Changing Trends Over 10 Years



Ovarian cancers are common forms of neoplasia in women and account for 15–20% of all gynaecological malignancies. They can occur at any age and no age is exempted. A systematic study of all ovarian neoplasms in large institute produce a significant data as regard to clinical presentation and incidence of various tumours.


To establish frequency and changing trends of histopathological pattern of ovarian tumour at tertiary care hospital


Retrospective study from January 2007 to June 2017. The data so collected was analysed using SPSS software.


Mean age for benign, borderline, and malignant ovarian neoplasms were 23, 34.4 & 41.2 years respectively. During study 418 neoplastic tumours were observed out of which 54.3% were benign & 41.9% were malignant with borderline malignancy 3.8%. A rising trend has been noted in the incidence of mucinous cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma.


In our study, increased frequency of serous cystadenocarcinoma is seen in age group < 40 years, a new trend of shift towards development of malignancy in younger age group is noted. A significant reduction in mean age of malignancy (maximum number of neoplasms in the age group 31–40 years) emphasizes our priority to rule out malignancy in all age groups.

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Singh, U., Solanki, V., Prakash, B. et al. Clinicopathological Spectrum of Ovarian Tumours in Northern India: Changing Trends Over 10 Years. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 59 (2020).

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  • Ovarian
  • Tumour
  • Neoplastic