Pediatric malignant ovarian tumors: a 43-year review.


Thirty-eight girls with malignant ovarian tumors were reviewed and studied during a 43-year period, 1945 to 1988 inclusive. The age range was 3 to 16 years. Eighteen girls were prepubertal and 16 were pubertal at diagnosis. Precocious puberty was noted in 4 children. The most common presenting symptoms and signs were pain, abdominal swelling, and pelvic… (More)