Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma of Low Malignant Potential
The American Cancer Society suggested that, in 1983, 18200 cases of ovarian carcinoma would be discovered in the United States. Early diagnosis is rare, but this disease spreads from the ovaries in a predictable fashion and the majority of these cases will be reported as stage III or stage IV disease. In 1929, Taylor  reported a series of ovarian tumours that appeared malignant but behaved in a benign manner. His concept was not immediately accepted. In 1961, the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) suggested a classification dividing epithelial ovarian tumours into benign, those of proliferative activity, and tumours with clearly malignant characteristics. This classification system became effective in January 1971. The World Health Organization (WHO) followed with a similar categorisation in 1973 .
KeywordsStratification Cystadenomas Cystadenocarcinoma
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