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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst.  Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Possible: Most malignant ovarian cancers are complex and multilocular / multiseptate. But many benign ovarian cysts also present that way as well. The only way to know for sure is to biopsy or remove the cysts for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with distant spread even is very treatable however unfortunately is incurable. Please discuss further with your oncology team. ...Read more

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Difference between dermoid cyst and malignant tumor on ultrasound?

Difference between dermoid cyst and malignant tumor on ultrasound?

No dx on US: • A dermoid cyst is a teratoma presenting as a cystic structire containing an array of developmentally mature tissues.. It is usually benign, growing slowly. In rare instances squamous Ca found in the adult patient. While frequent in ovary other sites can be involved. Removal when inflammed, painful or growing. US can suggest complex cyst but Ca dx by path exam and PET scan. ...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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Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more

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Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient. ...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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Can hemorrhagic cyst cause ovarian cancer?

Can hemorrhagic cyst cause ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Hemorrhage occurs routinely in the cyst formed at ovulation. While a hemorrhagic cyst can be the result of a cancer, hemorrhagic cyst, per se, does not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Is an exophytic complex ovarian cysts serious?

Is an exophytic complex ovarian cysts serious?

Yes: Exophytic means there is growth on the outside of the cyst. Complex means there are different materials in the cyst or there are walls in the cyst. This raises the suspicion of malignancy. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Is an ovarian mass cancerous?

Examination needed : It is only with an examination and possible biopsy that you will know the answer to your question. The sooner the better. Schedule an appointment today. ...Read more

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Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Time: While painful, these should resolve on their own within 1-2 cycles. The treatment is usually pain control--ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If persistent or recurrent, sometimes control is obtained with an oral birth control. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Usually not: I've seen these often at autopsy and they're quite benign. Ask the radiologist for a better idea. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a growth (often balloon-like, thin-walled, and filled with fluid) arises on an ovary (the female ...Read more