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2012-02-07-12 Ovarian cyst, bilateral, spontaneous regression © Grochal

Ovarian cyst, bilateral, spontaneous regression

Frantisek Grochal, MD

Femicare, s.r.o., Center of prenatal ultrasonographic diagnostics, Martin, Slovak republic. UVN SNP Ruzomberok, Gynecological and obstetrical department. Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Faculty of Health Care, Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic.

(Edited by Frantisek Grochal)

Case report

A 34-year-old woman (G3P1) with non-contributive history was sent to our office at 31st week of gestational age due to a cystic structure within the fetal abdomen. 

Our examination found a dominant ovarian cyst of the right ovary (50 x 33 mm) containing a smaller cyst ("daughter cyst sign"). The left ovary also contained a small cyst. The cyst had disappeared spontaneously during the rest of the pregnancy.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7: The images show a few third trimester scans of the fetal pelvis and abdomen with bilateral ovarian cysts. The bigger one on the right side ("1" on the images 2, 4, and 6) measured 50 x 33 mm and containes a smaller cystic structure (marked by asterisk on the images 2, 4, and 6). The left ovary also containd a small cyst ("2" on the images 2, 4, and 6). The image 7 shows relation of the left ovarian cyst to the left kidney.




Images 8, 9, 10, and 11: The images show 3D images of the fetal ovarian cyst depicted in various 3D modalities (classical 3D mode - image 8; glass body mode - image 9; and HDlive mode - images 10 and 11).


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