Ovarian cysts in the postmenopause: Is a conservative treatment feasible?

M. L F Dei Malatesta, M. Veneziano, M. G. Piccioni, F. Pecorini, A. Gaveglia, A. Felici, L. Marzetti

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The incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer reaches a peak between the ages of 50 and 59 years. Therefore any ovarian enlargement in the postmenopause has been treated up to now with prompt surgical exploration. Recently the reliability of ultrasound has allowed a conservative management of small unilocular ovarian cysts even in the postmenopause. The Authors report here their experience on benign masses in postmenopausal women, and discuss the feasibility of ultrasound-guided aspiration of small, anechoic adnexal cysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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