Transvaginal aspiration of ovarian cysts: Prognosis based on outcome over a 12-month period

Z. Weinraub*, O. Avrech, C. Fuchs, D. Schneider, A. Golan, I. Bukovsky, E. Caspi, R. R. El

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Abstract

The success of transvaginal aspiration of ovarian cysts in terms of cyst dimensions, location, and content and the age of the women was evaluated in 35 women aged 17 to 76 years old. Three parameters proved important in predicting the outcome of aspiration: age of the woman (higher age = poorer prognosis for cure), maximum diameter of the cyst (larger diameter = poorer prognosis), and location (left-sided cysts have a poorer prognosis). Prognosis based on outcome indicates aspiration of large cysts should be avoided in older women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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