Surgical indications in antenatally diagnosed ovarian cysts.

@article{Brandt1991SurgicalII,
  title={Surgical indications in antenatally diagnosed ovarian cysts.},
  author={Mary L. Brandt and François I. Luks and Denis Filiatrault and Laurent A. Garel and Jean G. Desjardins and Sami Youssef},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={276-81; discussion 281-2}
}
The antenatal diagnosis of ovarian cysts poses a therapeutic dilemma because the natural history of these lesions is not well known. A retrospective review from 1980 to 1989 showed 29 ovarian cysts in 27 patients diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography performed between 28 and 36 weeks of gestation. Nineteen cysts were initially observed. Eleven cysts resolved (diameter less than 2 cm), three are decreasing, three were lost to follow-up, and two underwent resection. Eight patients underwent… CONTINUE READING
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