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Retrospective and prospective histopathological study of tumors and tumor-like lesions of female genital tract

Miral Dalsaniya, Tejas S Choksi, Atul Shrivastav, Ashok S Agnihotri.

Abstract
Background: Carcinoma of female genital tract is the major public health problem in developing countries such as India and other countries.

Objective: (1) To obtain the overall incidence of various tumor and tumor-like lesions of female genital tract in the Saurashtra region; (2) to obtain the age incidence of all tumor and tumor-like lesions of female genital tract; and (3) to classify various female genital tract tumors based on cell type and differentiation.

Materials and Methods: A total of 565 specimens of various types of tumors were received during the 3-year duration from various clinical departments and hospitals.

Result: Of the 565 specimens, the distribution of lesions were benign (63%), malignant (14%), tumor-like lesions (22%), and borderline category (0.9%).

Conclusion: Although benign tumors were present in the majority of cases, malignant cases were also present in significant numbers, and carcinoma cervix was the most common of all female genital tract malignancies.

Key words: Female genital tract, cervix carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma



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