Ovarian cysts

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Common especially in adolescent girls, may be considerably large (weighing over 3-4 kg), benign / malignant or non-neoplastic in nature. Follicular and luteal cysts are physiological and do not require treatment. Laboratory (α-fetoprotein, β-hCG and CA-125) and US scan help in diagnosis. If tumor markers are negative and if the cyst size is <6 cm in diameter a conservative approach can be applied, otherwise surgery (in a classical way or laparoscopically) is indicated. Signs of torsion - diagnosed by Doppler ultrasonography as rapid increase in size and hypovascularization of the ovary - are indication for emergency surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Surgery Digest
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783540340324
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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