Auto-amputated ovary- rare cause of intestinal obstruction in a neonate: A case report

Naeem Liaqat, Raja Muhammad Imran, Anies Mahomed
2021 Journal of Neonatal Surgery  
Congenital ovarian cysts rarely auto amputate. An unusual complication of this event is secondary intestinal obstruction. The mechanism may be consequent to a direct pressure effect or to adhesions induced by the cyst. Case Presentation: A neonate presented with an abdominal mass and intestinal obstruction. On exploration, she had a mass hanging over the small intestine and one ovary was absent. Mass was excised and it turned out to be an auto-amputated ovary Conclusion: Although it is a rare
more » ... thology in neonates, surgeons must suspect it, particularly if an ovary is absent.
doi:10.47338/jns.v10.960 fatcat:2nct3mdiibdbhogpwzolaexsmu