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2016 | 16 | 67 | 411–416
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Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings

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Śluzowy guz jajnika o granicznej złośliwości: opis przypadku i spostrzeżenia diagnostyczne
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Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses approaches that might bring some insights on tumor histology. Furthermore, it raises a question about which imaging techniques should be proposed for a reliable diagnosis of borderline ovarian tumors to ensure safe surgery planning.
Guzy o granicznej złośliwości stanowią około 10% nabłonkowych nowotworów jajnika, ale w porównaniu z rakami jajnika charakteryzują się lepszym rokowaniem. Analiza obrazu klinicznego, badania fizykalnego, badań radiologicznych i biochemicznych jest niezbędna, by pacjentkę z guzem jajnika skierować na odpowiednie leczenie. W artykule na podstawie przedstawionego przypadku opisano podejścia diagnostyczne do przedoperacyjnego rozpoznania, a także poddano dyskusji badania pozwalające na wgląd w histologię guza oraz kwestię, jakie badania obrazowe powinno się zaproponować, aby z dużym prawdopodobieństwem potwierdzić obecność guzów o granicznej złośliwości i bezpiecznie zaplanować operację.
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  • 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • 1st Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
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