Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Ovarian Cysts?

Michael E. Rivlin, MD


October 12, 2015

In a postmenopausal patient, a persistent simple cyst < 5 cm in the presence of a normal CA-125 value (< 35 U/mL) may be monitored with serial ultrasound. Some evidence suggests that cysts ≤ 10 cm can be safely followed in this way. Premenopausal women with asymptomatic simple cysts < 8 cm on sonograms in whom the CA-125 value is within the reference range may be monitored with a repeat ultrasound in 8-12 weeks.

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