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Ovarian cyst removal

Further information


  • Functional ovarian cysts. CancerHelp UK (Cancer Research UK)., published April 2011
  • Information for you after a laparoscopy. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published July 2010
  • Ovarian cysts. eMedicine., published April 2011
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy: consent advice No.2. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published December 2008
  • Medeiros LRF, Rosa DD, Bozzetti MC, et al. Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for benign ovarian tumour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004751.pub3
  • Ovarian cysts in pregnancy. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published September 2011
  • Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and use of laparoscopy for surgical problems during pregnancy. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)., published January 2011
  • Ovary function and anatomy. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online., accessed 9 May 2012
  • Grimes DA, Jones LB, Lopez LM, Schulz KF. Oral contraceptives for functional ovarian cysts. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006134.pub4
  • Personal communication, Mr Robin Crawford, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, 21 June 2012


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