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Ginekol Pol. 2002 Nov;73(11):1078-83.

[Parovarian cysts--not always benign].

[Article in Polish]



The purpose of this study was to determinate the frequency, clinical aspects and management of epithelial parovarian neoplasms among patients hospitalised in our department.


This work has a retrospective character. The research material composed of patients treated in our clinic in the years 1992-2001 because of adnexal mass. In clinical analysis of 13 cases with epithelial parovarian neoplasms we took account of age, symptoms, ultrasound investigations, CA 125 levels, family history, operative treatment, histopathological examinations and follow up.


Among 1110 patients operated for of adnexal mass 19.21% constituted parovarian cysts, and 2.6% (13 cases) of them were epithelial neoplasms (11 benign cystadenomas and 2 borderline malignancy neoplasms in FIGO I). The mean age of patient was 42.1. The clinical presentation was lower abdominal pain. CA 125 had the normal range in all patients. In ultrasound investigation parovarian cysts was suspected only in 2 cases when both normal ovaries were apparent. All patients were operated and extension of surgical procedures depended firs of all on age. Two patients with borderline tumors were operated in 1998 and have lived ever since without signs of disease.


Parovarian cysts are not always benign and broad ligament region may be the point of issue for neoplasms of different histopathological types.

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