Surgical treatment of ovarian dermoid cysts

Giuseppe Morgante, Antonino Ditto, Antonio La Marca, Valeria Trotta, Vincenzo De Leo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and to compare the surgical course, post-surgical course and particularly post-surgical pain of the laparoscopic and laparotomic methods. Study design: We conducted a surgical study on dermoid cysts at the Gynecology Department of Siena University between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1996. The selected cases were randomized into two groups based on surgical approach: via laparotomy (n=22) or laparoscopy (n=22). Surgical times, estimated blood loss, post-surgical pain, time in hospital, speed of recovery and complications were compared. Results: Mean blood loss was significantly less for laparoscopy (58.64±30.17 ml versus 103.84±38.45 ml, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1998


  • Dermoid cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Ovary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surgical treatment of ovarian dermoid cysts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this