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Torsion of ovarian cyst during pregnancy: a case report

Vasavi Kolluru*, Rekha Gurumurthy, Venkatasujatha Vellanki and Deshpande Gururaj

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Andhrapradesh, India-508254

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Cases Journal 2009, 2:9405  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-2-9405

Published: 31 December 2009


In this case we report a 23 -year-old primigravida with 30 weeks presenting with torsion of the ovarian cyst. She presented to the antenatal clinic with acute pain abdomen. She was diagnosed to have torsion of ovarian cyst during pregnancy and a cystecomy was carried out. Her histopathology report showed a benign serous cystadenoma. Her pregnancy was followed up. She delivered a healthy female baby at term. Although the safety of antepartum surgical intervention has been accepted, abdominal surgery nevertheless carries some risks to a pregnant woman and unborn fetus, and so the choice of management necessitates a weighing of risks based on characterization of the adnexal mass and gestational age.