Most ovarian disorders, are benign, with the majority being functional ovarian cysts and benign neoplasms. They are common in gynecologic practice. They can be found with a 7% prevalence in women more than 50 years old and asymptomatic premenopausal women. Transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound examination can often aid in diagnosis and risk assessment. Benign ovarian disorders are frequently incidental findings, but they may cause symptoms from hormonal overproduction or mass effects. In addition to symptoms, any ovarian abnormality can raise the specter of malignancy. A thorough knowledge of the spectrum of ovarian disorders is essential to appropriate management. Aim of this article is to describe the most common benign ovarian disorders, focusing on their ultrasound imaging.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology