Emerging hazard for women of new era: ovarian malignancy.


  • Khadija Saleem UMDC Faisalabad.
  • Tabinda Roheen UMDC Faisalabad.
  • Faiza Wattoo UMDC Faisalabad.
  • Sadia Ijaz UMDC Faisalabad.
  • Farhan Javed UMDC Faisalabad.
  • Shazia Aslam UMDC Faisalabad.




Benign, Malignant, Morbidity, Mortality, Ovarian


Objective: The present study aims to assess the incidence of ovarian malignancies and its rise from 2010 to 2020 at subnational levels in tertiary care hospital in Faisalabad. Study Design: Retrospective Analysis. Setting: Madina Teaching Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: January 2010 and January 2020. Material & Methods: After the precise processing of data extracted from the Pakistan Cancer Registry and hospital records, annual standardized incidence and increasing trends were calculated during the period of the study. Results: A total of 103 patients of ovarian tumors were included in the study. During this period 550 oophorectomies were received out of 4752 (11.5%) gynecological admissions. 103 cases(18.73%) selected after formulating an inclusion criteria. The data showed 75 benign (74.25%) cases, 7 borderline tumors (6.93%) and 21 malignant tumors (20.79%). Age of patients ranged from 14-69 years. Out of all the benign tumors, serous cystadenomas were most common (45.33%) followed by mucinous cystadenomas (24%), dermoid cyst (30.66%). Commonest malignant tumor was serous cystadenocarcinoma (42.85%) followed by mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (33.33%) granulosa cell tumors (14.28%) krukenberg tumor (4.76%) and dysgerminoma (4.76%). Clinical signs and symptoms were mostly abdominal pain and distention. Conclusion: Ovarian malignancies are increasing in frequency at an early age with relatively longer duration of symptoms. This emphasizes the need of early detection and management because of desirability of maintaining patient’s menstrual and reproductive capabilities.

Author Biographies

Khadija Saleem, UMDC Faisalabad.

M.Phil (Histopathology)

Assistant Professor Pathology

Tabinda Roheen, UMDC Faisalabad.

M.Phil (Histopathology)

Assistant Professor Pathology

Faiza Wattoo, UMDC Faisalabad.

M.Phil (Histopathology)

Assistant Professor Pathology

Sadia Ijaz, UMDC Faisalabad.

M.Phil (Histopathology)

Assistant Professor Pathology

Farhan Javed, UMDC Faisalabad.

FCPS (General Surgery)

Assistant Professor Surgery

Shazia Aslam, UMDC Faisalabad.

M.Phil (Histopathology)

Professor and HOD Pathology