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Dr. Warren Foster
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Cystadenoma (Overview)

By definition, this is a benign tumor of glandular origin that has one or more cavities lined with the tumor cells and containing some type of fluid. They can occur nearly anywhere and are very familiar in the ovaries.


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How much does a ovarian cystadenoma scare me?

How much does a ovarian cystadenoma scare me?

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

Dr. Warren Foster
43 doctors shared insights

Cystadenoma (Overview)

By definition, this is a benign tumor of glandular origin that has one or more cavities lined with the tumor cells and containing some type of fluid. They can occur nearly anywhere and are very familiar in the ovaries.


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Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

See below: These are slow-growing tumors of the ovary that can get quite large. They might present as slowly progressive abdominal discomfort, bloating, pants not fitting, etc. They might, in fact, have no symptoms and be found on exam at time of yearly exam! ...Read more

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Does doctore need to remove serous cystadenoma for complete pathologic diagnosis?

Does doctore need to remove serous cystadenoma for complete pathologic diagnosis?

How was it diagnosed: To be sure that an ovarian mass is serous cystadenoma, it must have been examined by a pathologist. For that to happen, it must have been removed. Therefore your question is moot. ...Read more

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If I have a benign serous cystadenoma and it rupture during surgery can it still be examined to know if it is serous cystadenoma and the ovarysaved?

If I have a benign serous cystadenoma and it rupture during surgery can it still be examined to know if it is serous cystadenoma and the ovarysaved?

Cystadenoma: Whether or not your ovary can be saved will depend on many factors, and your gynecologist will make that determination at time of surgery. Its certainly possible to tell if a cystadenoma is malignant if it has ruptured. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian serous cystadenoma to rupture do I need surgery if rupture?

Pressure: The increased pressure and weak wall of the ovary can cause it to rupture - you do not need surgery if it does. You might consider getting it removed before it does though. ...Read more

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What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

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

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Is an ovarian cystadenoma cancer?

Is an ovarian cystadenoma cancer?

No: These are benign tumors of the ovaries that can get very large and painful, but otherwise are not considered malignant. Surgical treatment can be indicated if they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Excision: Danna, there is no way to know if it's a benign, serous cystadenoma until it is surgically removed and examined by a pathologist. Benign serous cystadenoma is a pathological diagnosis that cannot be made while the ovary is left inside. If the tumor is removed in an intact ovary, and this is the diagnosis, there is no cancer. ...Read more

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