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Large ovarian cysts assumed to be benign treated via laparoscopy
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Hemoperitoneum from Corpus Luteal Cyst Rupture: A Practical Approach in Emergency Room
Abdominopelvic Ultrasound and CT scan revealed huge cysts in both ovaries which were later diagnosed to be cystadenoma and teratoma in her left and right ovaries respectively. Epithelial tumors are further classified according to cell type and malignant potential. The irony of ovarian masses is that these are either asymptomatic or present with vague symptoms such as pelvic pain, pressure, bloating, abdominal discomfort and sometimes, menstrual irregularities, hence the delay in diagnosis, in fact, most ovarian masses are identified incidentally on ultrasound. The disadvantage of malignancies being diagnosed at an advanced stage is that only palliative care can be offered, unlike benign masses which have wider door to treatment options. Depending upon certain factors such as: age, size of mass, risk factors for ovarian cancer, family history, fertility requirement etc.