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OPERATIONS AND OVARIAN CYSTS

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The Surgical Removal of an Ovarian Cust

When is it necessary to have an operation and have the cyst removed?


OPERATIONS AVAILABLE TO TREAT OVARIAN CYSTS

This page provides basic knowledge about the different commonly performed operations used to treat oavarian cysts.

There is an on going continous improvement in laparoscopic (minimal invasive)surgical techniques and the laparoscope in increasingly used to treat ovarian cysts.

When is it necessary to treat ovarian cysts ?

A large propaortion of cysts will dissappear on their own and surgery is only raally necessary in the minority of case.

The following guidelines will give a rough indication. The final decission depends on the patient and her medical practionar.

1 . Large cysts,usually larger than 5 cm in diameter.

2 If the cyst persistrs without rupturing. ( usually longer than 8 -12 weeks.

3 It the cysts contains solid areas ( on ultrasonic(sonar)) examinations .

4 The patient finds the pain unbearrble and wants it removed.