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Postmenopausal women are usually treated by a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Ovarian fibromas are almost always benign. They may be treated by resection from the ovary in a young woman.

The uterus and contralateral ovary may be preserved in younger women with stage I malignancy provided that associated endometrial adenocarcinoma has been excluded by dilatation and curettage.

Effective chemotherapy for these tumours is not yet available.

Last reviewed 01/2018