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I had a ct scan that showed a fat filled ovarian dermoid cyst & the vaginal us said it was fluid filled. which one is accurate?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Probably CT scan: Generally speaking, the ultrasound is a better study for the gyn structures. However, my personal experience is that the ct scan is better at picking up acute inflammatory processes such as these.
Last updated Jul 20, 2012


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