Dear BAPS Member
We would greatly appreciate your response to this survey on the management of ovarian tumours in childhood.
There is currently no standardized approach to the management of ovarian tumours in children. Adequate prospective data to facilitate the development of guidelines does not exist. This dilemma remains a point of ongoing discussion at the surgical meeting of the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG).
This survey aims to investigate the current management of ovarian tumours by Paediatric Surgeons in the UK. Children with ovarian masses frequently present out of hours – be it with a newly diagnosed mass, or symptoms of ovarian torsion and their initial management is often undertaken by paediatric surgeons without a special interest in surgical oncology. It is therefore very important to capture the views of all paediatric surgical Consultants in the UK, not only those with a special interest in surgical oncology. The results will enable us to ascertain whether there is a need to establish a more standardized approach to the management of such tumours.
Many thanks for your participation.
Sarah Braungart (ST3 Paediatric Surgery, Manchester Children’s Hospital)
Ross J Craigie (Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Manchester Children’s Hospital)
Professor Paul Losty (Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Chair of the CCLG Surgeons’ Subgroup, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital)