Dec 18, 2018
On this episode we
discuss the diagnosis and management of ovarian cysts and torsion
Patricia Huguelet, MD. Dr. Huguelet is the Section Chief of
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Children’s Hospital
Colorado and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at
the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
In this episode:
- Most common presentations/symptoms of ovarian cysts reported to
a primary care provider.
- Why many ovarian cysts can be asymptomatic.
- Differentiating between other abdominal pain versus ovarian
- Determining whether ovarian cysts are benign or malignant.
- The differences in symptoms and pain in benign versus malignant
- Three mechanisms of ovarian pain: ischemia from torsion, acute
rupture and hemorrhage, rapid capsular stretch.
- The optimal modality for ovarian cyst imaging diagnosis.
- Symptoms and pain that would lead more towards ovarian torsion
- When ovarian torsion might occur without the presence of a cyst
- Why it is always better to preserve the ovary after torsion;
resilience of function.
- The fertility outlook for women who have had ovarian
- Best treatment course for a hemorrhagic cyst; preserving
- Laboratory tests to consider when diagnosing ovarian
- Outpatient followup care for patients after treatment/diagnosis
for ovarian cysts or torsion.
- Likelihood of recurrence of ovarian cysts and risk for
- The role of non-steroidal use in ovarian cyst pain