Thank you for your question. While it can be reassuring to have something diagnosed as a benign condition, there is also some understandable concerns with having a mass in your abdomen that has not been treated or removed. Your surgeon
has a decided advantage over any information that I would be able to provide online due to the fact that he or she will have much more information. Please continue to follow up with him or her and your general practitioner. A case can be made for treating these lesions and any mass in the body as they are not normal. Additionally, some may feel that there is a very low risk of these transforming into cancers, and patients may not want to take that risk, and may not be able to sleep well until the cyst is removed. Your impression of following up with your general practitioner to discuss your feelings sounds very appropriate, as this will allow you to gather more information and then perhaps get a second opinion
. When you are in this information gathering stage, speaking with additional physicians and surgeons can be quite helpful. Please speak with your doctor
about this question and the need for a second opinion.