Ovarian low malignant potential tumor is a disease in which
abnormal cells form in
the tissue covering the ovary.
Ovarian low malignant potential tumors have abnormal cells that may become cancer, but usually do not. This disease usually remains in the
ovary. When disease is found in one
ovary, the other ovary should also be checked carefully for signs of
The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female
reproductive system. They are
in the pelvis, one on each
side of the uterus (the hollow,
pear-shaped organ where a fetus
grows). Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries
make eggs and female hormones.
Anatomy of the female reproductive system. The organs in the female reproductive system include the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. The uterus has a muscular outer layer called the myometrium and an inner lining called the endometrium.
Possible signs of ovarian low malignant potential tumor include pain or swelling in the abdomen.
Early ovarian low malignant potential tumor may not cause any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may include the following:
These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. If the symptoms get worse or do not go away on their own, check with your doctor.
Certain factors affect prognosis
(chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:
Patients with ovarian low malignant potential tumors have a good prognosis, especially when the tumor is found early.
- What type of cells make up the tumor.
- The size of the tumor.