An ovarian cyst is a benign neoplasm that forms as a result of the accumulation of secretions in the ovarian tissue. Most often, the cyst occurs in women of childbearing age, but it is not uncommon for girls under 15 years old and even in newborns. Sometimes this disease is diagnosed in the prenatal period, during an ultrasound scan.
The occurrence of an ovarian cyst in a newborn child is due to the influence of three main factors:
In adolescent girls, ovarian cysts most often result from:
Quite often, an ovarian cyst in a child develops without severe symptoms and is detected during an ultrasound examination as an accidental finding. However, sometimes the growth of a cyst can be accompanied by painful sensations in the lower abdomen, menstrual irregularities in adolescent girls, and bloody discharge from the genital tract. If you notice similar symptoms in your child, you should immediately contact a pediatric gynecologist.
When a functional ovarian cyst is detected in a child, observation is usually carried out for 3 months. Hormone therapy for resorption of the cyst is rarely and more often prescribed during adolescence. If the cyst has not regressed, surgery is indicated. In children and adolescents, laparoscopic intervention is the method of choice. Minimally invasive manipulations help to preserve the healthy tissues and reproductive health of the girl. The volume of the operation depends on the course of the disease, while an organ-preserving operation can be performed, which implies the removal of the cyst or radical intervention - the removal of the appendage.
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