Ovarian Tumors

  • Kirk W. Reichard


Ovarian pathology can present in a variety of ways including abdominal pain, abdominal mass, abnormal vaginal bleeding, precocious puberty, and on routine antenatal ultrasound. Because the ovary is composed of epithelial, sex cord-stromal and germ cell elements, there are many different neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions that may develop. Fortunately, the majority of these lesions in children are benign, and a rational differential diagnosis and treatment plan can be developed based on the patient’s age, presenting symptoms, and the appearance on initial diagnostic imaging.


Germ Cell Tumor Precocious Puberty Mature Teratoma Ovarian Torsion Immature Teratoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thomas Jefferson School of MedicineAlfred I. DuPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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