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Ovarian cyst, gross clinical specimen. Cysts are abnormal liquid-filled sacs. An ovarian cyst is not usually malignant, but may reach a large size and place pressure on surrounding organs. Occasionally there may be abdominal pain, which is exacerbated during sexual intercourse. Surgical removal is required, especially if menstrual irregularities occur.
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