Table 1

Clinicopathological characteristics of the women with ovarian carcinoma, benign ovarian and nonovarian pathology undergoing surgery

Ovarian cancerBenign ovarian pathologyNonovarian pathology
Number of patients992220
Median age years63 (range 30–88)63 (range 26–81)47 (range 32–68)
Staginga (Patient no.)I/II (16)
III/IV (83)
Diagnosis (Patient no.)Cystadenoma (14)Endometriosis (17)
Benign teratoma (3)Fibroids (2)
Fibrothecoma (1)Torted fallopian tube (1)
Leiomyomata (1)
Borderline tumors (1)
Cell histology (Patient no.)Serous (51)
Mucinous (19)
Endometroid (11)
Clear cell (8)
Mixed Mullerian (6)
Poorly differentiated (4)
Degree of differentiationbWell (9)
Moderate (26)
Poor (64)
SurgerycOptimal (51)
Suboptimal (27)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy21
  • a Surgical stage (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 1987).

  • b Cellular differentiation (WHO Classification 1989).

  • c Degree of debulking surgery (Substages in Advanced Ovarian Cancer 1992).