What are the FIGO recommendations for ovarian cancer staging?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Additional major recommendations from FIGO include the following:

  • Histologic type, including grading, should be designated at staging
  • The primary site (ovary, fallopian tube, or peritoneum) should be designated if possible
  • Tumors that may otherwise qualify for stage I but are involved with dense adhesions justify upgrading to stage II if tumor cells are histologically demonstrated in the adhesions

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