Gynecology Book


Corpus Luteal Cyst

Aka: Corpus Luteal Cyst, Luteal Cyst, Cyst of Corpus luteum
  1. See Also
    1. Ovarian Mass
    2. Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst
    3. Adnexal Mass
  2. Background
    1. Often seen in pregnancy
    2. Corpus luteum develops from follicular cyst
    3. Corpus luteum considered cyst when >2.5 cm
  3. Symptoms
    1. Asymptomatic in many cases
    2. Acute Pelvic Pain occurs in Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst
  4. Radiology: Ultrasound
    1. Size: 3 to 11 cm
    2. Variable appearance on Ultrasound
      1. Commonly thin-walled unilocular cyst
      2. Color doppler shows circumferential vascularity
  5. References
    1. Webb (2004) Radiol Clin North Am 42(2):329 [PubMed]

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