Journal article

Surgically Managed Ovarian Masses at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne-19 Year Experience

JA How, JL Marino, SR Grover, Y Heloury, M Sullivan, A Mellor, O McNally, Y Jayasinghe

Journal of Pediatric Surgery | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To describe the clinicopathological characteristics and management of surgically removed ovarian masses at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne from 1993 to 2012. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed retrospectively. Data regarding clinical findings, imaging and surgical management were evaluated. RESULTS: There were 266 ovarian masses found in 258 surgeries (eight had bilateral masses). Most were benign (246/266, 92.5%), 2.3% (6/266) were borderline, and 5.3% (14/266) were malignant. The most common presenting symptom was abdominal pain for benign masses (169/246, 68.7%), and a palpable mass for borderline and malignant masses (12/20, 60.0%). Sensitivity and specif..

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