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Benign Cysts

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Benign Cysts by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Ovarian Diseases.


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    1. Granulosa and theca cells
    2. Endometrium and myometrium
    3. Giant lymphocytes and smooth muscles
    4. Stratified columnar epithelium
    5. Highly vascularized squamous epithelium
    1. A chocolate cyst is the result of ectopic implantation of endometrium in the ovary and an accumulation of blood during every menstrual cycle; follicular cysts are accumulations of fluid in preexisting ovarian follicles.
    2. Chocolate cysts are caused by repeated episodes of PID, leading to an accumulation of necrotic materials in the ovary; follicular cysts are caused by viral infections leading to the development of fluid-filled cavities.
    3. Chocolate cysts are caused by endometriosis and the resulting accumulation of blood during every menstrual cycle; follicular cysts are remnants of chocolate cysts after all the blood has been cleared by the immune system.
    4. Chocolate cysts occur after ovarian infection via an amoeba; follicular cysts occur in the preexisting ovarian follicles as a result of prolonged estrogen exposure.
    5. Chocolate cysts occur after the malignant transformation of ectopic endometrium in the ovary; follicular cysts are multiple, benign, fluid-filled remnants of embryonic ovarian tissue.

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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