Giant Ovarian Cyst That May Be Confused With Mesentery Cyst

Ilhan Paltaci, Guvenc Diner, Fatma Ferda Kartufan, Mehmet Urfalioglu


Ovarian cysts may reach giant size and may usually be confused with intraabdominal mesentery cysts, acid accumulation or inclusion cysts. They usually appear with intestinal system findings and abdominal distention. Computed tomography (CT) may be used for the detection of size and origin of the cysts. Midline laparotomy should be preferred due to the likelihood of malignity and confusion with other intraabdominal pathologies. Treatment protocol is determined based upon the patients fertility. A 52-year-old female patient, who was admitted with constipation and abdominal distention, and was detected to have a mucinous cystadenoma measuring 25 cm originating in the left ovary, is presented in this paper.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(6):326-328


Giant cyst; Laparotomy; Ovary

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