Functional ovarian cyst

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Radswiki et al.

A functional ovarian cyst is a term given to a group of non neoplastic type of ovarian cysts. A large proportion of ovarian cysts detected on imaging are functional ovarian cysts. Entities that fall under this group include

Functional cysts are benign with no malignant potential.

Radiographic features


Typically seen as simple cysts. The presence of a "daughter cyst" is considered a very reassuring feature for an uncomplicated ovarian cyst 2,3


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Article information

rID: 15468
System: Gynaecology
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ovarian functional cyst
  • Functional ovarian cysts
  • Functional cyst of the ovary
  • Ovarian functional cysts
  • Simple ovarian cyst

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Cases and figures

  • t2w axial pelvis
    Case 1: follicular cysts
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