Background: Ovarian tumors are a heterogenous group of neoplasia of epithelial, stromal and germ cell origin. Each class there are different behaviors ranging from benign to highly aggressive malignant tumor. The management depends on the histological type, presentation and stage of the disease.
Aim: To ascertain the incidence, the age of distribution, the parity, the clinical presentation, and the histological types.
Materials and methods: It was a retrospective study and information was retrieved from patient’s files in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the histology forms from the histopathology department of the teaching hospital
Result: A total of 82 cases were studied out of 3,084 gynecological admissions within the study period giving an incidence of 2.7%. The germ cell tumor was noted to be the commonest gynecological tumor.
Conclusion: Clinical data and sonographic findings can help narrow our differential diagnosis. However, histology is indispensable in making the final diagnosis and thus helping to determine the appropriate treatment management of patient.