Complex Ovarian Cyst Pictures


If you think your cyst is a little more complicated, complex ovarian cyst pictures can help you understand it.  There are a lot of different types of complex ovarian cysts.  Let’s look at pictures of a few of them.

I prefer ultrasounds in general, as that is what the doctor is more likely to show you.

complex ovarian cyst pictures

This type of cyst is called a multiloculated ovarian cyst.  It looks like a lot of bubbles close together.  When a cyst looks like this, it is more likely to be cancerous.  One extra detail doctors look for is the presence of papillary extensions – these look like fingers coming out.  When these are present, the cyst has a higher likelihood of being cancerous.

complex ovarian cyst pictures

These two photos show a before and after ultrasound of a complex cyst.  You can see in the first one that the cyst was filled with fluid.  When a cyst is partially filled with fluid, has a wall, or partially solid, it’s defined as complex.  In this case, you can see that it resolved on its own without medical intervention.

Photos from Institute for Advanced Medical Education, Journal of Korean Medical Science,