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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-123

Abdominopelvic mass in adolescents and young adults: An audit in a tertiary care center

1 Department of Gynecological Oncology, SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Hematology (Pathology), Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of General Surgery, JLNMCH, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Sangeeta Pankaj
Department of Gynecological Oncology, SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_41_21

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Background: The present study aimed to review the clinicopathologic profile of adolescent and young adult patients of abdominopelvic lump. Materials and Methods: The hospital records of the patients of age 10-29 years who underwent surgical intervention for suspected ovarian tumor at gynecological oncology department in a tertiary hospital were searched retrospectively for demographic characteristics, clinical findings, range of tumor markers, the surgical procedure patients underwent, and the histopathological findings of adnexal masses. The duration of the study was of 18 months (from August 2019 to February 2021). Result: During this period, 27 patients of age 10–29 years with abdominopelvic mass were operated. Out of 27, 14 patients had malignant ovarian mass and 13 were of benign nature. However, 3 patients had tumor of nonovarian origin. In the study, immature teratoma ranked first among malignant tumor, while inflammatory pathology was dominant in the list of benign adnexal tumor. There was a fair correlation between tumor markers and histopathological characteristics of the tumors. Conclusion: The study highlights the importance of early diagnosis and optimal management of adnexal masses in adolescents and young adult females for better outcomes. Fertility - sparing surgeries should be considered in indicated cases.

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