II. Background

  1. Seen early in pregnancy and resolves by mid-pregnancy
  2. Result from failed Ovulation

III. Symptoms

  1. Asymptomatic in many cases
  2. Acute Pelvic Pain occurs in Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst

IV. Radiology: Ultrasound findings

  1. Size: 3-8 cm in diameter
  2. Thin-walled, anechoic cyst
  3. Round or oval

V. Course

  1. Immature follicle contains unresorbed fluid
  2. With Ovulation, cyst-lining granulosa cells luteinize
  3. Follicular cyst transitions to corpus luteum
  4. Corpus luteum grows >2.5 cm, forms Corpus Luteal Cyst

Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)

Related Studies

Ontology: Follicular cyst of ovary (C0016429)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9 620.0
ICD10 N83.0
SnomedCT 155997001, 2615004
Dutch folliculaire ovariaalcyste, Graafse follikel; cyste, cyste; Graafse follikel, Folliculaire ovariumcyste
French Kyste folliculaire de l'ovaire
German Follikelzyste des Eierstocks, Follikelzyste des Ovars
Portuguese Quisto folicular do ovário
Spanish Quiste folicular de ovario, enfermedad quística folicular del ovario, quiste folicular del ovario (trastorno), quiste folicular del ovario, quiste folicular de ovario (trastorno), quiste folicular de ovario, quiste del folículo de De Graaf
Japanese 卵巣の卵胞嚢胞, ランソウノランポウノウホウ
Italian Cisti follicolare dell'ovaio
English follicular cyst of ovary, follicular ovarian cyst, follicular cyst of ovary (diagnosis), follicular ovary cyst, Cyst;follicular;ovary, cysts follicular ovaries, cyst follicular ovary, ovary follicular cyst, cysts follicular ovarian, Follicular cyst of ovary, Cyst of graafian follicle, Follicular cystic ovary disease, Graafian follicle cyst, Follicular cyst of ovary (disorder), cyst; graafian follicle, graafian follicle; cyst, Follicular Cyst of Ovary, Solitary Follicle Cyst of Ovary, Solitary Follicle Cyst, Solitary Follicular Cyst of Ovary, ovarian follicular cyst
Czech Folikulární cysta vaječníku
Korean 난소의 난포 낭
Hungarian petefészek follicularis cystája