Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings
Anna Szymańska-Dubowik1, Marcin Śniadecki2, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak3, Marcin Liro2, Edyta Szurowska1
1 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2 Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
3 1st Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
Correspondence: Anna Szymańska-Dubowik, 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Smoluchowskiego 17, 80-214 Gdańsk, tel.: +48 58 349 36 80, 668 417 868, e-mail: email@example.com
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.