Paraovarian cystadenoma

Paraovarian cystadenoma is a usually benign adnexal tumour that does not arise from the ovary. There is an association with Von Hippel Lindau syndrome.

Radiographic features

Pelvic ultrasound
  • typically seen as a unilateral cystic adnexal lesion
  • may be a simple cyst, or contain solid nodular areas within it
  • the majority have septations or a thick and/or irregular wall

The relationship to the ovary can sometimes be difficult to determine on ultrasound.

Differential diagnosis

For a cystic adnexal lesion consider:

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Article information

rID: 13389
System: Gynaecology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Paraovarian cystadenoma
  • Paratubal cystadenoma
  • Para-ovarian cystadenoma

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