n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Borderline ovarian tumours - frequently asked questions (and answers) : review article

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? May 2006 44 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:44-46 Introduction Borderline tumours of the ovary are epithelial tumours with a low rate of growth and a low potential to invade or metastasise. The concept of borderline tumours of the ovary has been controversial for over a century while currently the borderline category is included in the modern classifications of ovarian tumours. This has been to some extent fuelled by the difference between morphology and clinical behaviour. These tumours also attracted more than one descriptive terminology, the morphologic descriptive term "borderline ovarian tumours" currently being preferred over "ovarian ..

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