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Ovarian cysts in pregnancy: does ultrasound make traditional management inappropriate?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3554056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a retrospective series of 131 ovarian tumors associated with pregnancy, 81 (including one carcinoma and six tumors of borderline malignancy) were removed. Eighty-three cysts were examined by ultrasound. All 15 of less than 5 cm in diameter resolved spontaneously. Of 68 larger than 5 cm in diameter, 39 had a simple internal echo pattern and a smooth wall; 19 of these disappeared, and the histology of seven others suggested they might have resolved if treated conservatively. Three of the tumors of borderline malignancy also showed a simple ultrasound pattern, but higher-resolution machines may have differentiated two of these. We suggest a policy of selective conservative management of ovarian cysts during pregnancy on the basis of the ultrasound appearance.
J G Thornton; M Wells
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-05     Completed Date:  1987-06-05     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  717-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cystadenoma / diagnosis,  pathology
Ovarian Cysts / diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis,  pathology
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