Definition of Ovarian cyst

1. Noun. A cystic tumor (usually benign) of the ovary.

Generic synonyms: Cyst

Definition of Ovarian cyst

1. Noun. Any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary; any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cyst. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ovarian cyst

1. The ovary will form a fluid filled cyst on the surface of the ovary each month after an egg is released from the ovary during normal ovulation. Larger cysts can cause pain and bleeding (rupture). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovarian Cyst

ovarian amenorrhoea
ovarian artery
ovarian branch of uterine artery
ovarian bursa
ovarian cancer
ovarian colic
ovarian cyst (current term)
ovarian cystic disease
ovarian cysts
ovarian dysmenorrhoea
ovarian fibroma
ovarian fimbria
ovarian follicle
ovarian fossa
ovarian function tests
ovarian granulosa cell
ovarian hormone
ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
ovarian ligament
ovarian plexus

Literary usage of Ovarian cyst

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"To the right of the uterus a hard mass could be felt, movable like the base of a multilocular ovarian cyst. The uterus was normal. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"LARGE ovarian cyst. By LEON BRINKMAN, MI). [Read April 24, 1895.] THE specimen I here show you is one of unilocular ovarian cyst removed from a maiden lady, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"22897^) consists of an ovarian cyst of the left ovary, about the size of a grapefruit, ... High power photograph of stroma from ovarian cyst wall. ..."

4. Operative gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1917)
"... ovarian cyst. This large class includes the majority of ovarian tumors as encountered at the operating table. The cyst is usually multilocular, ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"... ovarian cyst, which was removed and the patient recovered. Displaced Kidney.—It would hardly seem possible that a displaced kidney should be mistaken ..."

6. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1917)
"To-day 1 wish to take up one phase of abdominal surgery in which torsion of the ovarian cyst figures largely; namely, strangulation of an ovarian cyst ..."

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