ESGO/ISUOG/IOTA/ESGE Consensus Statement on pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian tumors

Dirk Timmerman, François Planchamp, Tom Bourne, Chiara Landolfo, Andreas du Bois, Luis Chiva, David Cibula, Nicole Concin, Daniela Fischerova, Wouter Froyman, Guillermo Gallardo Madueño, Birthe Lemley, Annika Loft, Liliana Mereu, Philippe Morice, Denis Querleu, Antonia Carla Testa, Ignace Vergote, Vincent Vandecaveye, Giovanni ScambiaChristina Fotopoulou

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The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis (IOTA) group, and the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) jointly developed clinically relevant and evidence-based statements on the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian tumors, including imaging techniques, biomarkers, and prediction models. ESGO/ISUOG/IOTA/ESGE nominated a multidisciplinary international group, including expert practising clinicians and researchers who have demonstrated leadership and expertise in the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian tumors and management of patients with ovarian cancer (19 experts across Europe). A patient representative was also included in the group. To ensure that the statements were evidence-based, the current literature was reviewed and critically appraised. Preliminary statements were drafted based on the review of the relevant literature. During a conference call, the whole group discussed each preliminary statement and a first round of voting was carried out. Statements were removed when a consensus among group members was not obtained. The voters had the opportunity to provide comments/suggestions with their votes. The statements were then revised accordingly. Another round of voting was carried out according to the same rules to allow the whole group to evaluate the revised version of the statements. The group achieved consensus on 18 statements. This Consensus Statement presents these ESGO/ISUOG/IOTA/ESGE statements on the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian tumors and the assessment of carcinomatosis, together with a summary of the evidence supporting each statement.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)961-982
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Consensus
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Preoperative Period
  • ovarian neoplasms
  • ovary


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