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Effectiveness of different treatment modalities for the management of adult-onset granulosa cell tumours of the ovary (primary and recurrent)

Creator:

Gurumurthy, M. et al

Subject Keywords: Treatment modality, Granulosa cell tumours (GCTs), Ovary, Tumor
Set: Cancer
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Reviews
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Granulosa cell tumours (GCTs) of the ovary are rare ovarian tumours (2% to 5% of all ovarian cancers). Most ovarian tumours arise from the outer surface layer of the ovary, but GCTs arise from granulosa cells (sex cord cells) within the ovaries that produce oestrogen (primary female sex hormones). These tumours grow relatively slowly and can recur 10 to 15 years after primary treatment. If women with these tumours want to have children, the surgeon usually removes only the diseased ovary. However, standard treatment has consisted of surgery to remove tubes, ovaries and uterus, as most women develop GCTs around the time of the menopause, when fertility is no longer a matter of concern.

Date:

21/04/2014

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Gurumurthy, M. et al. (2014) Effectiveness of different treatment modalities for the management of adult-onset granulosa cell tumours of the ovary (primary and recurrent) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/763365 [Accessed: 21st June 2018].

  

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