Functional ovarian cyst

A functional ovarian cyst is a term given to a group of non neoplastic type of ovarian cysts. A large proportion of ovarian cysts detected on imaging are functional ovarian cysts. Entities that fall under this group include

Functional cysts are benign with no malignant potential.

Radiographic features


Typically seen as simple cysts. The presence of a "daughter cyst" is considered a very reassuring feature for an uncomplicated ovarian cyst 2,3


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Article information

rID: 15468
System: Gynaecology
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Simple ovarian cyst
  • Ovarian functional cyst
  • Functional ovarian cysts
  • Functional cyst of the ovary
  • Ovarian functional cysts

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    Case 1: follicular cysts
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