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Ovarian cyst laparatomy.

Lira University Medical Team successfully performed an ovarian cyst laparatomy on their first patient.

When an ovarian growth or cyst needs to be closely looked at, a surgeon can do so through a small or through a larger abdominal incision (laparotomy). Either type of surgery can be used to diagnose problems such as ovarian cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and pelvic infection. But if there is any concern about cancer, the patient may have a laparotomy. It gives the best view of the abdominal organs and the female pelvic organs. Then, if the doctor finds ovarian cancer, he or she can safely remove it.

During surgery, a non-cancerous cyst that is causing symptoms can be removed (cystectomy), leaving the ovary intact. In some cases, the entire ovary or both ovaries are removed, particularly when cancer is found.

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