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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2013

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