Recurring Ovarian Cysts


A 32 year old woman presented with a recurrent left sided cyst. She had had a laparoscopic procedure several years prior with drainage of a large cyst. It is known that cysts will recur if they are drained.


The pelvic ultrasound demonstrated a 12 cm left ovarian cyst.


A Laparoscopic Cystectomy was performed.


The pathology revealed a benign serous cystadenoma. The woman made an excellent recovery.

Large left ovarian cyst

uterus seen above large left ovarian cyst

normal right ovary seen next to large left ovarian cyst

Cyst is stripped out from normal left ovarian tissue

At the end of the procedure. The left ovary will continue to heal