Epithelial tumors of the ovary in women less than 40 years old.

Abstract:

:From Jan 1, 1978 through Dec 31, 1983, 64 patients with epithelial ovarian tumors, frankly malignant or borderline, were managed at one institution. Nineteen patients (29.7%) were under age 40. The youngest patient was 19 years old. Nulliparity was present in 32% of this group of patients. Of these young patients, 58% had borderline epithelial tumors, compared to 13% of patients over 40 years of age. Twenty-one percent of the young patients were initially managed by unilateral adnexal surgery. The overall cumulative actuarial survival rate of all young patients was 93%. Young patients with epithelial ovarian tumors tend to have earlier grades of epithelial neoplasms, and survival is better than that reported for older patients with similar tumors.

journal_name

South Med J

journal_title

Southern medical journal

authors

Gallup DG,Cody WM,Metheny WP,Talledo OE

doi

10.1097/00007611-198801000-00003

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-01-01 00:00:00

pages

10-4

issue

1

eissn

0038-4348

issn

1541-8243

journal_volume

81

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