calling all doctors OR women who have had ovarian tumors?
i recently had laparascopic surgery to remove a large dermoid tumor on my ovary. the pathology report said it’s “mature cystic teratoma.” i have had this surgery overseas, and there is a bit of a language barrier with my surgeon.
i have a copy of my pathology report, and it mentions something about “exhibiting Rokitansky’s protuberance”. well, the doctor never discussed that with me, so it might not be important…
but i looked it up on the internet, and it’s all very confusing medical jargon. it does however mention that if there is this “Rokitansky’s,” it’s possible things turned malignant and spread. since i only had a laparoscopy, is it possible that any malignancy spread to my other organs and they wouldn’t know it? i never had any mri or ct or anything, just the laparoscopy.
does anyone have any idea what i am talking about?
Dean Cortez answers:
If you are concerned, you should go to your doctor with the Pathology report. In addition, it is not uncommon for the lab to be able to ship your slides to other labs, clinics or hospitals. It would be helpful to have a Pathologist review the slides to confirm the diagnosis.
Mature cystic teratoma in women (unlike in men especially in testis) is benign. Complete removal is usually a curative treatment. Surgical or operative report should also be helpful to determine whether the tumor was removed intact without spill or without evidence of tumor beyond the ovary. Rokitansky’s protuberance is not significant. It is a CT scan finding or description of tissue growth pattern.
i need help i has sugary?
i just had surgery , removal of mature cystic teratoma On my left ovary ,well i already had my right ovary completely removed because the tommer was 10cm and engulfed the whole thing, well since it came back they went a removed the cyst before it got extremely big, anyway im so nauseated and dizzy now i don’t know what has went wrong.
Dean Cortez answers:
Ask your doctor any questions about this procedure.
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