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What is the definition or description of: cystadenoma?

What is the definition or description of: cystadenoma?

Benign tumor: 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. ...Read more

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Cystadenoma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How much does an ovarian cystadenoma scare me?

How much does an 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

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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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What are ovarian cystadenomas and hydronephrosis/hydroureter?

What are ovarian cystadenomas and hydronephrosis/hydroureter?

Cystadenomas : Ovarian cystadenomas are usually very large cystic tumors arising from the ovaries. As a result of their size and origin, they can cause direct compression on the nearby ureter. The compression leads to dilation of the ureter and is called hydroureter / hydronephrosis. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...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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Does serous cystadenomas grow inside the ovary?

Yes : This type of tumor can make the ovary very large due to the amount of fluid in the cyst inside the ovary. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

Serous cystadenoma do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

No, because...: In life, no two of anything all look exactly alike. It's just the way nature is. But, they can sure look very similar to one another, like a left hand and a right hand. ...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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What's mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

What's mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

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

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Is an ovarian cystadenoma a type of cancer?

Is an ovarian cystadenoma a type of cancer?

Cystadenoma: A cystadenoma is benign epithelial lesion of the ovary. If the histology is more complex it could be classified as a borderline tumor of undertermined malignant potential. The malignant version is as a cystadenocarcinoma. Saw one today in my practice. You have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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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What does serous cystadenoma borderline malignancy mean?

What does serous cystadenoma borderline malignancy mean?

Where is the tumor ?: Cystadenomas are benign tumors (as in ovary, pancreas etc) with crease of size and time they can transform to malignancy, you have to talk to your doctor, most likely have some atypical cells but not cancer cells. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into serous borderline cystadenoma?

Cystadenoma: Benign serous cystadenoma does not turn into borderline. ...Read more

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Does the ovary needs to be removed if I have serous cystadenoma 4'3x4'0x4, 0cm?

Does the ovary needs to be removed if I have serous cystadenoma 4'3x4'0x4, 0cm?

Depends: Sometimes the cyst can be removed from the ovary. At other times the entire ovary has become cystic and there is no remaining normal ovarian tissue. Ask your doctor to be conservative if possible. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with Ovarian Cystadenoma. Can it be cured with proper medication? Will I be able to get pregnant after cure?

I'm diagnosed with Ovarian Cystadenoma. Can it be cured with proper medication? Will I be able to get pregnant after cure?

Pregnancy after Rx: Yes, pregnancy can occur if enough of the normal ovary is left(partial cystectomy) or the opposite ovary is normal. ...Read more

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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

No.: This is a common benign ovarian tumor diagnosed by microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Not usually: Serous cystadenoma (sc) of ovary is a common benign (not cancerous) tumor highly unusual to turn into cancer unless it is classified as serous borderline cystadenoma. Sc may also occur in the pancreas, often in the tail end area. It is also benign but can grow quite large and thus can physically push on other nearby structures. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma could turn into a borderline cancer?

Serous cystadenoma could turn into a borderline cancer?

Yes possible: It is possible longstanding cystadenoma some times can transform to malignant cystadenoma, pathologically it is cancer or not a cancer, pathologist will never describe as borderline cancer. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary who do need to have surgery?

Surgery needed: This tumor can only be diagnosed by removing it surgically. If you have an ovarian tumor and your doctor tells you it needs to be removed, get it done. Then you will know if it is benign. ...Read more

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Does serous cystadenoma have both solid and cystic components?

Does serous cystadenoma have both solid and cystic components?

Yes: Inside the cyst and is benign with malignant potential. ...Read more

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What is the preferred treatment for serous cystadenoma 7.4cms in a 51 yr old?

Where is it?: Assuming this is an ovarian cystadenoma, and it was found because you were having pain, then it should come out. Also, you are of an age where it could be cancer (I'm guessing the diagnosis was made on ultrasound, so it is not a pathologic diagnosis). If it is pancreatic, and the diagnosis comes from a CT or MRI, then your physician may elect to follow it for a while and recheck. All depends. ...Read more

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Is serous cystadenoma is a tumour or a cyst? Do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

Is serous cystadenoma is a tumour or a cyst? Do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

Ovarian Tumors: A serous cystadenoma is a benign ovarian tumor which is a sac filled with fluid, hence it is a cyst, although a tumerous cyst. They vary considerably in size, but histologically they are all similar. Depending on their growth progression, they should probably be removed surgically, but it sounds like your may have already been excised. If the pathologist found only benign cells, then is cured. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary 4, 3x4, 0x4, 0cm women is under 40 what would be the reason the would have to remove the overy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary 4, 3x4, 0x4, 0cm women is under 40 what would be the reason the would have to remove the overy?

Depends: Sometimes the cyst can be removed from the ovary. At other times the entire ovary has become cystic and there is no remaining normal ovarian tissue. Ask your doctor to be conservative if possible. ...Read more

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Is there any relation with endometrioid and serous cystadenoma?If am 24 old. Unmarried. Doctors says that I have both of this two problems with me.

Is there any relation with endometrioid and serous cystadenoma?If am 24 old. Unmarried. Doctors says that I have both of this two problems with me.

Please clarify: Did they say "endometrioid" or "endometrioma"?
A serous cystadenoma is a benign type of ovarian cyst.
An endometrioma is a large cyst caused by endometriosis; it is filled with old blood.
"Endometrioid" is a term used to describe tumors that look like tissue from the lining of the uterus under the microscope. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

Possible: Serous cystadenoma has a benign and malignant form called serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary. The pathologic diagnosis is based upon the rapidity and size of the multiplying cells, their nucleii, and how contained those cells are in the ovary. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, (has high incidence of cancer) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist, will establish diagnosis, & stage, a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read more