Flashcards in Clinical: disorders of the ovaries Deck (13)
what are ovarian cysts?
fluid-filled masses that may develop within the ovaries
where are ovarian cysts most commonly derived from?
approx size of ovarian cysts?
what are most ovarian cysts and when do they develop?
most are benign and develop during women's child-bearing age
what can larger cysts cause?
bleeding + pain
require surgical removal
what are polycystic ovaries?
multiple (over 10) ovarian cysts
what is polycystic ovaries characterised by?
what is polycystic ovaries associated?
where do the most common ovarian tumour arise from?
epithelial component / germ cells
what are 90% of ovarian cancers derived from?
what are epithelium derived ovarian cancers called?
what are most germ cell tumours?