This updated second edition of Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Disorders provides thorough, yet succinct insight into the ever-changing realm of ovarian disorders. It presents a novel multidisciplinary approach to the subject as described by clinicians, surgeons, pathologists, basic scientists and related medical researchers. Topics covered include reproductive technology, early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and management of menopause among others. The breadth of information provided by this book will appeal to clinicians and researchers involved in the study and treatment of ovarian disorders.

Key Features

KEY FEATURES * Includes updated information on early diagnosis of ovarian cancer * Reviews new diagnostic techniques for ovarian disorders * Discusses latest information on reproductive technology * Presents translational treatment linking laboratory research with clinical medicine


Reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologic oncology, obstetricians, gynecologists, pathologists and medical students.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Pathology and Basic Sciences Ovarian Embryology, Anatomy, and Histology. The Normal Human Ovary: Part 1: Reproductive & Endocrine Functions, Part 2: How Steroid Hormones Work. Recent Progress in Gonadal Dysgenesis. Pathology of Non-Neoplastic Ovarian Enlargements. Precancerous Lesions of the Ovary. Epithelial Ovarian Neoplasms. Germ Cell Tumors of the Ovary. Gonadal Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors. Matastatic Tumors of the Ovary. Peritoneal Lesions Related To Ovarian Neoplasms. The Genetic Etiology of Sporadic Ovarian Cancer. Diagnostic Techniques and Investigations Diagnostic Tests For Evaluation of Ovarian Function. Premature Ovarian Failure. Ultrasound of the Ovary. Ca125 and Other Tumor Markers in Screening and Monitoring of Ovarian Cancer. BRCA 1 and 2 Mutations in Ovarian Cancer . Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer. Early Diagnosis and Screening for Ovarian Cancer. Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Tumors. Syndromes and Susceptibility To Ovarian Cancer. A Geneticist Looks at Ovarian Cancer. Gene therapy of Ovarian Cancer- State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Speculation and Deductive Reasoning About Ovarian Epithelial Carcinogenesis and New Horizons. In vitro Fertilization, Stem Cells, Cloning and the Future of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Contemporary Management Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. General Concepts of Endocrine Manipulation of Assisted Reproduction. Endometriosis. Menopause. Laparaoscopic Surgery of Benign Ovarian Disorder


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About the authors

Albert Altchek

Affiliations and Expertise

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Liane Deligdisch

Affiliations and Expertise

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Nathan Kase

Affiliations and Expertise

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, New York, NY, U.S.A.


Praise for the First Edition "...a comprehensive overview of the biology of the ovary that cannot be found elsewhere...This book will interest clinicians in various fields, from general obstetrician-gynecologists to subspecialists in gynecologic oncology and reproductive endocrinology. The cross-specialty coverage will give subspecialists ready access to material related to their practice that is not generally covered in their own highly specialized literature." -Stephen C. Rubin, M.D. in THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (December 19, 1996)