Ovary: Poster Abstract: Role of intraoperative frozen section in the diagnosis of ovarian tumors: Experience at Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute
This article was originally published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
The surgical management of ovarian tumors depends on their correct categorization as benign, borderline or malignant. Ovarian neoplasms are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in women. This study was undertaken to evaluate the accuracy of intra-operative frozen section in the diagnosis of various categories of ovarian neoplasms.
Intraoperative frozen section diagnosis was retrospectively evaluated in 125 patients with suspected ovarian neoplasms who underwent surgery as primary line of therapy at our institution. This was compared with the final histopathologic diagnosis on paraffin sections.
In 125 patients frozen section report had a sensitivity of 100%, 95.55% and 50% for benign, malignant and borderline tumors respectively. The corresponding specificities were 92.45%, 98.75% and 99.14% respectively. The overall accuracy of frozen section diagnosis was 95.2%. The majority of cases of disagreement were in the mucinous and borderline tumors.
Intraoperative frozen section has high accuracy in the diagnosis of suspected ovarian neoplasms. It is a valuable tool to guide the surgical management of these patients and should be routinely used in all major oncology centers.