Massive ovarian tumor complicating pregnancy: A case report

V. L. Katz, W. J. Watson, W. F. Hansen, J. L. Washington

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Adnexal masses complicate approximately 1/2,000 pregnancies. Teratomas are the most common ovarian neoplasms found in pregnancy, representing up to 36% of adnexal masses. However, almost all these dermoids are less than 10 cm in diameter. We present a case of a massive benign cystic teratoma complicating pregnancy. The patient initially presented with what appeared to be ascites. Imaging evaluation included ultrasound, magnetic resonance and angiography. These studies demonstrated a large teratoma. The tumor was resected without complications. Important aspects of perioperative care are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-910
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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