Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Ultrasound-guided Puncture of Complicated Ovarian Cysts: An Alternative to Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kouamé N1*, N’goan-Domoua AM1, Koné D2, N’gbesso RD1 and Kéita AK1
1Yopougon Teaching Hospital, Department of Radiology, Côte d’ivoire, Abidjan
2Yopougon Teaching Hospital, Department of Obstétrics and Gynaecology, Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan
Corresponding author : Kouame N
Department of Radiology, Teaching Hospital of Yopougon (Abidjan-Côte d’Ivoire), 21 BP 632 Abidjan 21, Côte d’Ivoire-West Africa
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+225 05190002
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 13, 2013 Accepted: August 30, 2013 Published: September 05, 2013
Citation: Kouamé N, N’goan-Domoua AM, Koné D, N’gbesso RD, Kéita AK (2013) Ultrasound-guided Puncture of Complicated Ovarian Cysts: An Alternative to Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000119

Abstract

Ultrasound-guided Puncture of Complicated Ovarian Cysts: An Alternative to Surgery in Sub- Saharan Africa

Ovarian cysts are tumors developed at the expense of the ovary and whose content is often fluid. They are divided into two groups: functional cysts, the most common and that regress spontaneously, and organic cysts that usually require surgical treatment. According to Coquel and Ardaens, there is no parallelism between the symptoms and the severity of the disease: functional cysts can occur in an algesic context and lead to emergency surgery; conversely cancers of the ovary, despite their aggressive nature, usually remain silent until an advanced stage. Medical imaging plays a key role in the management of cystic ovarian disease.

Keywords: Ovarian cysts; Ultrasound-guided puncture; Interventional radiology; Sub-saharan Africa

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