Ovarian Cysts: What's Your Chance Of Ever Having One?

Women have about a lifetime  15-20% chance of having a tumor of the ovary.The 15-20% chance includes all the ovarian cysts as well as (the much less common condition of ovarian cancer. How to determine whether a growth on the ovary actually is something that will resolve or not most often is determined by ultrasound and observation. However, some will come to surgery, as shown in this series of pictures.
 Ovarian Cyst Found after Pelvic Exam, and Seen on Ultrasound

The cyst Then Seen At the Time of Diagnostic Laparoscopy

The Cyst Opened, Clear Fluid Was Discarded, and Pathology Showed a Non-Cancerous Cyst Called Serous Cyst Adenoma


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