Diagnosis and management of an ovarian cyst complicated by torsion in utero: A case report

Mika A B Matthews, Mehul V Raval, Daniel J. Watkins, Denis King*

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Abstract

Advances in prenatal ultrasound (US) have increased the number of congenital anomalies detected in utero. We present a case of an ovarian cyst identified at 22 weeks gestation. Further imaging obtained postnatally demonstrated a 5.8 cm complex cyst in the right abdomen. Abdominal exploration at 2 months of age revealed a completely necrotic right ovary which was resected. Histologic findings confirmed extensive necrosis with no viable ovarian stroma remaining. This case provides an opportunity to highlight the diagnostic criteria and clinical management of in utero ovarian torsion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Fetus
  • Neonatal
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Ovarian torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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