Ovarian Cysts (cont.)
Ovarian Cysts Surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery: The surgeon makes small incisions through which a thin scope (laparoscope) can pass into the abdomen. The surgeon identifies the cyst through the scope and may remove the cyst or take a sample from it.
- Laparotomy: This is a more invasive surgery in which an incision is made through the abdominal wall in order to remove a cyst.
- Surgery for ovarian torsion: An ovarian cyst may twist and cause
severe abdominal pain as well as nausea and vomiting. This is an emergency,
surgery is necessary to correct it.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2012
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