This is surgery to remove a cyst on an ovary.

Ovarian Cyst
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An ovarian cyst may need to be removed if it is:

  • Suspected of being cancer (the chances are lower if you are young)
  • Large (more than 2.5 inches in diameter)
  • Solid (rather than containing just fluid)
  • Causing pain