International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part E
Ovarian masses under 35 years of age: Sociodemographic, clinical findings and fertility preservation surgery
Author(s): Hiren Solanki, Pariseema Dave and Dweep Jindal
Abstract: Ovarian cancer is most crucial problem in women’s healthcare today and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) for women of childbearing age with early-stage malignant epithelial ovarian cancer (ES/ EOC) has been intensely debated in the last two decades. Preservation of the adnexa and uterus is currently recommended in patients with nonepithelial tumours and epithelial borderline ovarian cancer, but is still considered suboptimal for women with invasive EOC, and there is general concern about the greater risk of relapse for patients who preserve the uterus and ovaries. A descriptive, prospective, observational study was conducted in Onco – gynaecology department, tertiary care teaching hospital. All the patients under 35 years of age who had ovarian masses were included during the study period. Majority of patients (40%) belonged to age group of 30 to 35 years of age. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting complaint of young adolescent girls with adnexal masses. Ovarian cancer is surgically treated by hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, but fertility preservation is possible in germ cell cancers, border line tumours, sex cord stromal tumours, and even early epithelial ovarian cancers.
Hiren Solanki, Pariseema Dave, Dweep Jindal. Ovarian masses under 35 years of age: Sociodemographic, clinical findings and fertility preservation surgery. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(4):262-265. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i4e.653