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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

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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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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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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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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

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

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

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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Ovarian cyst dermoid or serous cystadenoma can be tested with small part for complete pathologic analysis?

Ovarian cyst dermoid or serous cystadenoma can be tested with small  part for complete pathologic analysis?

Unfortunately Not: The problem with ovarian tumors is that you can have normal cell types adjacent to borderline or malignant cells. The ovary is notorious for hiding cancer cells which is why it's impossible to "eyeball" or sample an ovary and get a complete diagnosis. That's why often the ovary is completely removed if malignancy is suspected. Cancer can also increase in stage if spillage occurs so it's not easy. ...Read more