Fetal Ovarian Cysts (Treatment and outcomes of prenatally identified ovarian cysts)


Wide variation exists in the treatment of prenatally identified ovarian cysts. The effects of various treatment strategies on outcome are not known. We have conducted a retrospective multi-centre study across 10 sites including 247 patients, to assess treatments and outcomes in a national cohort, focusing on predictors of surgical intervention, and the potential effect of surgery on ovarian salvage. Abstract presented at the APSA 2021 plenary session.

Publication: Treatment and Outcomes of Congenital Ovarian Cysts: A Study by the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). Ann Surg. 2022 Feb 15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005409. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35166261.

Publication: Safa N, Yanchar N, Puligandla P, Sewitch M, Baird R, Beaunoyer M, Butter A, Campbell N, Chadha R, Griffiths C, Jones S, Kaur M, Le-Nguyen A, Nasr A, Piché N, Piper H, Prasil P, Romao R, VanHouwelingen L, Wales P, Guadagno E, Emil S, For The Canadian Consortium For Research In Pediatric Surgery CanCORPS. Differentiating congenital ovarian cysts from other abdominal cystic lesions in female infants: A study by the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Jan 14:S0022-3468(22)00025-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.12.043. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35090716.

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Lead Site Primary Investigator: Sherif Emil, Montreal Children’s Hospital