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The Daughter Cyst


The daughter cyst is a benign simple cyst within a cyst that is radiographically difficult to distinguish from ectopic pregnancy and must be differentiated in any woman with the potential to become pregnant.  The following case report details how the clinicians discovered, diagnosed, and managed this finding.  This structure is of particular clinical importance in the field of emergency medicine, as it can be easily misdiagnosed as a potential surgical emergency.

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