To investigate the left- and right-sided distribution of nonendometriotic benign ovarian cysts, data were collected on 406 women undergoing first-line surgery for tumours with various histotypes. Considering the unilateral cysts, the observed proportion of left lesions was 65/129 (50.4%) in the serous, 38/79 (48.1%) in the mucinous, 59/134 (44.0%) in the dermoid, 11/21 (52.4%) in the parovarian, and 3/7 (42.9%) in the miscellaneous cysts group, without significant differences from the expected 50%. This contrasts with the finding of a significantly more frequent development of endometriomas on the left ovary, and suggests that the pathogenesis of endometriotic and nonendometriotic cysts is different.

Lateral distribution of nonendometriotic benign ovarian cysts / P. Vercellini, A. Pisacreta, S. Vicentini, G. Stellato, A. Pesole, P. G. Crosignani. - In: BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY. - ISSN 1470-0328. - 107:4(2000 Apr), pp. 556-558.

Lateral distribution of nonendometriotic benign ovarian cysts

P. Vercellini
Primo
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A. Pisacreta
Secondo
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P. G. Crosignani
Ultimo
2000-04

Abstract

To investigate the left- and right-sided distribution of nonendometriotic benign ovarian cysts, data were collected on 406 women undergoing first-line surgery for tumours with various histotypes. Considering the unilateral cysts, the observed proportion of left lesions was 65/129 (50.4%) in the serous, 38/79 (48.1%) in the mucinous, 59/134 (44.0%) in the dermoid, 11/21 (52.4%) in the parovarian, and 3/7 (42.9%) in the miscellaneous cysts group, without significant differences from the expected 50%. This contrasts with the finding of a significantly more frequent development of endometriomas on the left ovary, and suggests that the pathogenesis of endometriotic and nonendometriotic cysts is different.
Age Factors; Ovary; Humans; Adult; Retrospective Studies; Ovarian Cysts; Female
Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia
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