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Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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