Today laparoscopy is necessary in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of abdominal masses also in neonatal period. We report the case of a 28 days old girl admitted in our department with a prenatal diagnosis of abdominal mass. The ultrasound and CT scan revealed a 4 cm cyst in the right superior abdominal region. Instead the MRI revealed the mass localized in the right iliac region. A diagnostic laparoscopy with an open transumbilical approach was performed, that revealed an intra-abdominal 5 cm cystic formation with a thin vascular bundle. A minimal laparotomy was performed and the cyst removed. The histological examination indicated a self amputated ovarian cyst. Laparoscopy is proved to be a significant contribution in the diagnosis of abdominal masses because it allows a correct diagnosis and to plan the best management.
|Titolo:||Self Amputated Ovarian Cyst: An Unexpected Laparoscopic Finding|
|Autori interni:||PAPPARELLA, Alfonso|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS & NEONATAL CARE|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|