Cysts of Follicular Origin and Pregnancy Luteoma

  • Bianka K. Freiwald-ChillaEmail author
  • Nik Hauser
  • Rahel A. Kubik-Huch


Normal ovarian changes and functional cysts of follicular origin should not be confused with cystic neoplasm. The day-to-day changes in the appearance of the female reproductive organs are the major challenge of women’s imaging. This chapter aims to describe the normal imaging appearance of the ovaries, its anatomic variants, and physiological changes, with focus on cross-sectional imaging.


Cyst Follicular luteoma Imaging Ultrasound Computed tomography Magnetic resonance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bianka K. Freiwald-Chilla
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nik Hauser
    • 2
  • Rahel A. Kubik-Huch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of RadiologyKantonsspital Baden AGBaden-DättwilSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsKantonsspital Baden AGBadenSwitzerland

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