Ovarian mass in pregnancy: A review of six cases treated with surgery

Shah, Krupa H and Siddesh, Anjurani and Ramkumar, Vani and Bhat, Parvathi and Urala, MS (2009) Ovarian mass in pregnancy: A review of six cases treated with surgery. The Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 14 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1528-8439

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Ovarian masses greater than 5 cm are rare during pregnancy. We report six pregnant women with an ovarian mass more than 5 cm and operated during pregnancy or at the time of cesarean delivery. Elective surgery in second trimester of pregnancy is safe. Emergency surgery is required for complication such as torsion or hemorrhage. Complication of emergency antenatal surgery can be reduced by proper care. Malignant ovarian mass is uncommon during pregnancy. Ultrasound morphology is quite accurate to decide characteristic of mass and further management. Careful selection of ovarian mass is important for expectant management till term.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adnexal mass; ovarian mass; ovarian torsion; pregnancy.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 09:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143188

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