Ovarian cyst at general hospital Aliero, Nigeria: A one-year review

  • DY Buowari
Keywords: Ovarian Cyst, Tumours, Women, Ovary.


Background: The ovary is a frequent site for the occurrence of neoplastic tumours that could be either benign or malignant.
Method: A prospective study of ovarian cyst at a General Hospital in northern Nigeria from October 2005 to November 2006. Clinical case notes of
patients diagnosed of ovarian cyst were kept and analyzed.
Result: 15 patients where diagnosed with ovarian cyst during the period of study. They all presented with abdominal swelling. Surgery was done and
patients recovered post operatively.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cyst is necessary for prevention of complications of ovarian cyst. Definitive diagnosis is made
after histopathology

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