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[Serous tumors of the ovary with limited malignancy. Current analysis of a review of the international literature apropos of a case].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue française de gynécologie et d'obstétrique
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
7-9
Pages
467–472
Identifiers
PMID: 2237156
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Serous ovarian tumours on malignancy borderline represent 2 to 5% of the epithelial ovarian tumours. They differ from malignant tumours by two particularities, namely: precise histological characteristics, the main one being the absence of stroma invasion, a favourable prognosis. The diagnosis rests on conventional histology in spite of the value of histo-immunoclinical markers or tumoral markers. The treatment is surgical, based on hysterectomy with bilateral adnexectomy, even if a conservative attitude may be considered for the young woman who wishes a pregnancy. Prolonged post-operative surveillance is very important because of possible relapses, whose detection seems to be facilitated by antigen CA 125 assay.

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