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1

what are ovarian cysts?

fluid-filled masses that may develop within the ovaries

2

where are ovarian cysts most commonly derived from?

ovarian follicles

3

approx size of ovarian cysts?

2cm-2.5cm

4

what are most ovarian cysts and when do they develop?

most are benign and develop during women's child-bearing age

5

what can larger cysts cause?

bleeding + pain
require surgical removal

6

what are polycystic ovaries?

multiple (over 10) ovarian cysts

7

what is polycystic ovaries characterised by?

hormone dysfunction

8

what is polycystic ovaries associated?

infertility

9

where do the most common ovarian tumour arise from?

epithelial component / germ cells

10

what are 90% of ovarian cancers derived from?

epithelium

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what are epithelium derived ovarian cancers called?

ovarian adenocarcinomas

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what are most germ cell tumours?

teratomas

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what do teratomas comprise of?

all 3 germ cell layers:
usually benign