Dr. Ferdous Ara Banu, Merina khanam, Dr. Shahidul Islam, Md Hasan, Dr. Sharmin Chowdhury
Introduction: Relative frequency of ovarian tumor is different for western and Asian countries. Two third of ovarian tumors occur in the reproductive age group of women. Ovarian tumors are histogenetically varied and complex tumors spanning all age groups. They account for 30% of all gynaecologic cancers. In treating such cases proper knowledge regarding the features of ovarian tumour is very much essential. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentations of several patients with ovarian tumour. Methods: This cross sectional prospective study was conducted at Inpatient department of Obsterics and Gynaecology of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital during the period from January 2007 to December 2007). A total of 100 consecutive patients were included in this study. All the patients were clinically suspicious of diagnosed of ovarian tumour and also supported by ultra-sonogram and confirmed by laparotomy findings and histopathological findings. Result: In this study out of 100 cases, 90% complained of lump in the lower abdomen, 60% complained of vague abdominal discomfort and occasional pain in the lower abdomen 15% complained of loss of appetite, features of dyspepsia, flatulence, 21% complained of loss of body weight, 12% complained of abnormal vaginal bleeding,. Anaemia was present clinically in 90% cases, mass were present in the abdomen in 90% cases, 13% had ascities, (Table IX). During abdominal palpation in 90% cases mass were found. Regarding consistency of the masses 71.11% mass were cystic, 17.77% were firm, 7.77% were solid, 3.33% were partly solid and partly cystic. Conclusion: In the treatment of patients with ovarian tumor physicians should aware about the symptoms like lump in the lower abdomen, abdominal discomfort and occasional pain in the lower abdomen, loss of appetite & dyspepsia, flatulence, loss of body weight, abnormal vaginal bleeding, anaemia and ascities. For more specific findings we will recommend to conduct more studies with large sized sample.
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