DISTRIBUTION PARITY IN FEMALES WITH EPITHELIAL OVARIAN TUMOURS
Objective: The objective of this study is to see the distribution of parity in females with epithelial ovarian tumours and also see whether there has been defensive impact of expanding parity.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was carried out at Institute Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore and THQ Hospital, Sarai Alamgir during the period from 01.07.2017 to 31.12.2017. All patients over nineteen years of age who experienced laparotomy for a presumed ovarian tumour and consequently whose histopathological report ended up being of an epithelial ovarian tumour (N=124) were incorporated into the investigation. In these patients, distribution of parity was noted.
Results: Distribution of parity was 32 (26%) nullipara, 92 (74%) multipara, females with 1-4 parity were 54 (44%) and above five with parity were 38 (30%). In ovarian carcinoma patients maximum had parity of three and eight.
Conclusion: In our country, it appears that nulli-parity in the aetiology of both benign as well as malignant epithelial ovarian tumours is not a significant factor and expanding parity has not been defensive / protective for females.
Key words: Ovarian Tumours, Parity, Ovarian Cancer, Epithelial Tumours, Nulli-Parity, Multi-Parity.
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