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Causes Of Mucinous Cystadenoma
Good news: These tumors are most common in the ovary, where they can be huge (i've handled a few the size of basketballs or larger) but very benign. The first successful open-abdomen surgery with cure and survival was performed on the american frontier for removal of one of these by a brave surgeon. ...Read more
Cyst: A mucinous cystadenoma is a cyst of the ovary which is lined by cells which produce mucin, a gelatinous-type material. It is benign 80% of the time but can be borderline cancerous or malignant. Such cysts often become very large and can cause complications like torsion (twisting) of the ovary or rupture. Surgical removal is generally required. ...Read more
I have a large complex mucinous cystadenoma on my left ovary 20x10cm suspected malignancy, Can anyone Recommend how long I will wait for surgery?
My mother is 70 year old in CT scan mucinous cystadenoma of Rt overy found in size 24/18/12 please confirm is it cancer if not shall we go for surgery is?
I did the hCG diet for 3 weeks in june and now I have a 8 CM cystadenoma in my left ovary. Could this be a cause/effect or a complete coincidence? I am 52, in great shape and was happy to go from 141 to 129 pounds.
Not related: The HCG diet would not be related to the development of a cystadenoma. At age 52 with an 8 cm ovarian mass I am hoping that you are scheduled for surgery soon. The diagnosis of a cystadenoma may be suspected by its appearance on ultrasound but the only way to know for sure is to analyze the surgical tissue. Please discuss surgical removal with your physician. Congrats on the weight loss. ...Read more
Very little: Cystadenomas are benign and do not develop into cancer. If they are larger than 5 cm, they can twist and damage the ovary, or they can rupture causing pain. Furthermore, until they are removed, the fact that they are benign rather than borderline malignant or malignant, is hard to tell with certainty. For the above reasons, removal is recommended. But once removed, no worries! ...Read more
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