Originally Posted by tag0927
Greetings all -- any help in interpreting this report is greatly appreciated.
I went in to my pcp for an annual routine physical -- she discovered tenderness in my lower left abdomen and ordered ultra sound. Had that yesterday and received call with my results and her urging additional follow-up including CA-125 test and appointment with ob/gyn. This is what the report said (the negative stuff any way). Doesn't sound all that bad to me, but my doctor's reaction kinda threw me for a loop. I do have a family history of Ovarian Cancer. Any help with this "foreign" language is greatly appreciated.
"Left ovary is enlarged measuring 7.5 x 5.8 x 7.5 cm. Left ovary contains
a large cyst measuring 6.3 x 5.5 x 6.1 cm. There are distinct internal
echoes. There are also linear internal echoes which represent
septations. There is acoustic enhancement. No significant internal
vascularity is noted with color Doppler exam. No free fluid is noted.
6.3 cm a complex left ovarian cyst. Size and complexity makes this suspicious for neoplasm."
Well, the difinition of Neoplasm is this :neoplasm (NEE-oh-PLA-zum)
An abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). Also called tumor.
So the Pathology report is claiming it might possibly be a tumor. Which is why you need to have a follow up. Your Path report is also saying it is not fluid filled, meaning it is a solid growth.
I wish you the best with your follow up. Chances are good, it is probably just benign.