An ovarian cystectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one or more cysts from your ovaries. Some ovarian cysts may grow large, cause pain, or interfere with your fertility. In these cases, ovarian cystectomy is recommended to improve ovarian function. An ovarian cystectomy can also help rule out ovarian cancer, which is rare but more common in older women.

  • Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy: is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a thin tube with a camera and light (laparoscope) and small instruments to remove the cysts through small incisions in your abdomen.
  • Open Ovarian cystectomy: Sometimes in large complex cysts or when there is strong suspicion of cancer.

Laparoscopy has many benefits.

  • less pain
  • less blood loss
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster recovery
  • smaller scars


Indications of Ovarian Cystectomy:

The goal of ovarian cystectomy is to remove the cyst while preserving as much healthy ovarian tissue as possible, especially in women of reproductive age. Indications of ovarian cystectomy includes:

  • Large Cysts: Cysts that are significantly large and are causing pain or discomfort.
  • Persistent Cysts: Cysts that do not resolve on their own over several menstrual cycles.
  • Complex or Suspicious Cysts: Cysts with characteristics that raise concerns about potential malignancy.
  • Symptomatic Cysts: Cysts that cause symptoms such as pelvic pain, bloating, or changes in menstrual cycles.
  • Infertility: In some cases, cysts may interfere with fertility, and their removal can be part of fertility treatment.
  • Suspicion of malignancy

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