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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Serous Cystadenoma And Treatment

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

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

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

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Not exactly: Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary .That side or other side. ...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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Serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into cancer?

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

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Ruptured serous cystadenoma, can it be peeled out from inside the ovary?

Ruptured serous cystadenoma, can it be peeled out from inside the ovary?

Yes: The lining of the cystadenoma can be identified and peeled out of the ovary if it ruptures. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank malignancy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank  malignancy?

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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Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Serous cystadenoma: Is not cancer, but, if the cyst ruptured, it can spread in the peritoneum like a cancer! this is not a matter for self diagnosis or 400 character consultation. Please see your doctor. ...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?

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 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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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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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 near by 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?

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