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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 11/12/2014

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