Ovarian cysts in the pediatric population

M. A. Helmrath, C. E. Shin, B. W. Warner

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With the widespread availability and use of pelvic sonography, the rate at which ovarian cysts are detected in the pediatric population has increased, and such cysts are an important problem encountered in pediatric surgical practice. Rational management should take into account key factors such as symptoms, patient age, menarchal status, cyst size, and character, as well as associated medical conditions. The purpose of this review is to discuss the incidence and pathophysiology of ovarian cysts in children. A management strategy is presented based on the above-mentioned key factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


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