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.
|Titolo:||Lateral distribution of nonendometriotic benign ovarian cysts|
VERCELLINI, PAOLO PIETRO (Primo)
PISACRETA, ANNA (Secondo)
CROSIGNANI, PIERGIORGIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Age Factors; Ovary; Humans; Adult; Retrospective Studies; Ovarian Cysts; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2000.tb13278.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|