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Parasitic ovarian cysts

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      Abstract

      • 1. The literature on parasitic ovarian cysts has been briefly reviewed. Pathogenesis with arbitrary division into four stages is discussed.
      • 2. A case with three parasitic dermoid cysts involving both ovaries has been presented.
      • 3. The finding of ovarian tissue in the omental cyst may explain the etiology of some dermoid cysts thought to be primary in the omentum.
      • 4. The evidence of calcification found by x-ray and histological study are indicative of the degenerative changes associated with slow pedicle torsion.
      • 5. The case also demonstrates the process of new vascularization following pedicle torsion.
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