oa South African Medical Journal - Ovarian tumours in childhood

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Three cases of ovarian neoplasms in children between the ages of 6 and 8 years have been presented, the first a highly malignant epithelial tumour of embryonal type presenting with sexual precocity, the second a dysgerminoma, far less malignant, and the third, a benign dermoid cyst presenting as an acute abdominal emergency. Some of the relevant literature has been reviewed.

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