Ovarian Cystectomy for Benign Ovarian Masses (Open and MIS Approaches)

  • Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez
  • Kate A. McCrackenEmail author


This chapter describes the endoscopic/surgical procedure for ovarian cystectomy for benign ovarian masses as performed by the following approaches: open and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: positioning, abdominal access, identification and dissection of ovarian lesion, resection and specimen delivery, and abdominal closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Gynecologic surgery Ovarian mass Ovarian cystectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez
    • 1
  • Kate A. McCracken
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Hospital La Paz, Department of Pediatric SurgeryMadridSpain
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric & Adolescent GynecologyColumbusUSA

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