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Frozen Section as a Guide in Intraoperative Decision-making in the Management of Adnexal Mass Lesions

Gopu Govindasamy, Prinith S Fells

Keywords : Accuracy, Borderline tumors of ovary, Frozen section

Citation Information : Govindasamy G, Fells PS. Frozen Section as a Guide in Intraoperative Decision-making in the Management of Adnexal Mass Lesions. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2019; 7 (2):66-67.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1181

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Ovarian tumors present with vague pelvic, abdominal, and menstrual symptoms. The lack of histological diagnosis beforehand with no definite evidence of malignancy intraoperatively may put the surgeon at the crossroads, whether to proceed with a complete surgical staging or conservative approaches, such as a fertility sparing procedure or a simple ovariectomy. Frozen section done intraoperatively in the aforementioned setting may help in differentiating benign and invasive ovarian tumors and help in proceeding with an optimal surgical procedure. But the reliability of frozen is limited in borderline and mucinous ovarian tumors.

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