Role of puncture and aspiration in expectant management of simple ovarian cysts: A randomised study

Gerardo Zanetta, Andrea Lissoni, Valter Torri, Cristina Dalla Valle, Diego Trio, Giovanni Rangoni, Costantino Mangioni

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Abstract

Objectives - To assess the potential of expectant management for simple ovarian cysts diagnosed by transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasonography. To compare the results of needle aspiration with those achieved with simple observation. Design - Randomised trial. Setting - Hospital department of obstetrics and gynaecology. Subjects - 278 women with simple cysts randomly allocated to simple observation (143) or ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (135) between 1990 and 1994. Main outcome measures-Resolution of cyst or development of malignancy. Results - After six months 269 were available for follow up. The rate of resolution was 46% (59/128) with aspiration and 44.6% (63/141) with observation. Only the diameter of the cyst (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1110-1113
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume313
Issue number7065
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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