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Simple Ovarian Cyst

Aka: Simple Ovarian Cyst
  1. Radiology: Ultrasound Findings
    1. Anechoic, thin walled cyst
    2. Protocol: Based on cyst size and Menses status
      1. Postmenopausal cysts
        1. Excision recommended if size >5 cm
        2. Cyst can be monitored if <5 cm
          1. Schedule repeat Ultrasound
          2. Follow CA 125 levels
          3. Nardo (2003) Obstet Gynecol 102:589-93 [PubMed]
      2. Premenopausal cysts
        1. Simple cyst size <25 mm
          1. Normal follicle
        2. Simple cyst size >25 mm
          1. Follicular Cyst
          2. Corpus Luteal Cyst
  2. References
    1. Laing (2001) Radiol Clin North Am 39(3):523-40 [PubMed]

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