What are Ovarian Cysts?
Ovarian cysts are closed fluid-filled sacs or pockets that form within or on the surface of an ovary.
Ovary: Every woman has two ovaries located on either side of the uterus as part of the female reproductive system. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. Ovaries make hormones (estrogen & progesterone) to trigger menstruation and release a tiny egg every month during childbearing age of a female.
Facts About Ovarian Cysts
Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
A growing cyst in the ovaries may cause following symptoms:
Complicated or serious symptoms indicating ruptured cyst or ovarian torsion include:
Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cyst
Ovarian cysts can be certainly removed by laparoscopy under general anaesthesia.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that requires tiny incisions near the navel to insert small laparoscopic instruments into the patients abdomen to remove the cyst. Laparoscope is attached with a camera on the end to facilitate better view of patient?s abdominal anatomy on monitor for the surgeon. Carbon dioxide gas is also filled in patient?s abdomen to give better view of the organs. Laparoscope is moved inside the abdomen to locate cysts and once they are traced, small incisions near the location of cysts are made to allow the entry of surgical instruments required to remove the cyst. Sometimes tissue is also removed for testing purpose.
Advantages of Laparoscopy Over Open Surgery or Laparotomy
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