Torsion of Ovarian Cyst in the Fetal Period: a Case Report

Sung Hoon Yang, Yeon Jun Jeong, Jin Hyung Kim, Sung Hoo Jung, Hee Chul Yu, Jae Chun Kim
2004 Journal of the Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons  
Ovarian cyst is found in 32% of necropsies in neonates, and can be visualized during gestation by ultrasonography. The clinical evolution of these cysts is variable, but in most cases the prognosis is favorable. Ovarian torsion, bleeding, rupture, and peritonitis have been described as complications. We report a newborn girl with torsion of ovarian cyst. A cystic mass measuring 41.9x31.9 mm on left side of abdomen was identified at 32 weeks of gestation by fetal ultrasonography. Surgery was performed after birth.
doi:10.13029/jkaps.2004.10.1.56 fatcat:22hnrstiercfvmwudyuqkka7c4