Ovarian Masses in Adolescent Girls - Conclusion

The detection of adnexal masses is common and the vast majority is benign. These benign masses are predominantly functional ovarian cysts, most of which resolve spontaneously. Ultrasonography is the preferred first-line diagnostic tool. When surgery is necessary, it is necessary to keep in mind the importance of preserving subsequent fertility whenever possible.

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