Previous studies have suggested that the proportion of left ovarian endometriotic cysts is significantly higher than the expected 50% but that ovarian dermoid cysts have a predisposition to a right lateral distribution. We studied the distribution of benign ovarian cysts in 1184 consecutive women undergoing surgery at our institution between August 1994 and December 2003. In contrast to previous reports suggesting a predisposition of ovarian dermoid cysts to a right lateral distribution, this study found that there is no significant difference in the lateral distribution of this type of cysts. Dermoid, serous, mucinous, and paraovarian cysts are equally distributed on both sides. Bilaterality is significantly more frequent when the cysts are endometriotic than of other types.

Lateral distribution of benign ovarian cysts.

FERRERO, SIMONE;FULCHERI, EZIO
2005

Abstract

Previous studies have suggested that the proportion of left ovarian endometriotic cysts is significantly higher than the expected 50% but that ovarian dermoid cysts have a predisposition to a right lateral distribution. We studied the distribution of benign ovarian cysts in 1184 consecutive women undergoing surgery at our institution between August 1994 and December 2003. In contrast to previous reports suggesting a predisposition of ovarian dermoid cysts to a right lateral distribution, this study found that there is no significant difference in the lateral distribution of this type of cysts. Dermoid, serous, mucinous, and paraovarian cysts are equally distributed on both sides. Bilaterality is significantly more frequent when the cysts are endometriotic than of other types.
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