IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 20 / Issue 3 / pii/1993025

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Original Research

Ovarian cysts in the postmenopause: is a conservative treatment feasible?

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1 III Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Policlinico Umberto I
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1993, 20(3), 151–158;
Published: 10 September 1993

The incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer reaches a peak between the ages of 50 and 59 years. Therefore any ovarian enlargement in the postmenopause has been treated up to now with prompt surgical exploration. Recently the reliability of ultrasound has allowed a conservative management of small unilocular ovarian cysts even in the postmenopause. The Authors report here their experience on benign masses in postmenopausal women, and discuss the feasibility of ultrasound-guided aspiration of small, anechoic adnexal cysts.

Ovarian cysts
Conservative treatment
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