Ovarian cysts

Title

Ovarian cysts

Creator

Michael P Hopkins MD MEd

Date

2019
1905-7

Description

A fluid-filled sac in the ovarian tissue. The cyst may be unilocular or multilocular. The causes may be physiologic, infectious, benign neoplastic, malignant neoplastic, or metastatic. The most important step in management is assessing the risk of malignancy. Oral contraceptives do not hasten or influence regression of benign ovarian cysts. Asymptomatic postmenopausal women with simple unilocular ovarian cysts Ultrasonography can provide a morphology index score that is useful in determining likelihood of malignancy. Guidelines by the American College of Obstetricians provide validated criteria for referral to gynecologic oncology.

Subject

Adnexal cyst; Adnexal mass; Cyst of ovary; Cystic ovary; Extrauterine pelvic mass; Obstetrics and gynecology; Ovarian cyst; Ovarian mass; Ovary cyst; Primary care

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article

URL Address

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Rights

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Update Year & Number

January 2020 Update

Affiliated Hospital

Aultman Hospital

Citation

Michael P Hopkins MD MEd, “Ovarian cysts,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10925.

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