IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE PRESENTING WITH OVARIAN MASS AND FREQUENCY OF FACTORS LEADING TO OVARIAN MALIGNANCY.
Keywords:Ovarian Malignancy, Frequency, Nulliparity, Family History
Objectives: To determine the frequency of ovarian malignancy in women of
reproductive age presenting with ovarian mass and to determine frequency of factors leading
to ovarian malignancy. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics
& Gynaecology, Lady Wallington Hospital, Lahore. Period with Dates: From 05.11.11 to
26.06.12. Results: The result of our study reveals majority of the patients between 21-30 years
i.e. 45.88%(n=39), common age was 24.21+3.76 years, 43.53%(n=37) were nulliparous (in
majority), while frequency of ovarian malignancy in women of reproductive age presenting with
ovarian mass was recorded in 14.11%(n=12) while frequency of factors leading to ovarian
malignancy was 91.67%(n=11) patients were nulliparous while family history of ovarian
malignancy was in 8.33%(n=1) patients. Conclusions: The frequency of ovarian malignancy is
higher among reproductive age females with increased risk of nulliparity.