A torsioned and autoamputated ovarian cyst simulating a duplication cyst: A case report

UĞURALP S., Harma B., Sigirci A., KARADAĞ SOYLU N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.2, pp.113-115, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-115
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


The commonest and most serious complication of neonatal ovarian cysts is torsion. Ovarian torsion leads to loss of the ovary. We report a case of a torsioned and autoamputated right ovarian cyst presenting as a duplication cyst of the intestine in a newborn. An abdominal cystic mass 4.8 X 3.4 cm in diameter was diagnosed in a 36-week-gestation fetus using antenatal ultrasonography (US). The physical examination revealed a mobile abdominal mass in the right upper quadrant. Postnatal US confirmed a cystic mass in the right upper quadrant. Intraoperatively. the ovarian cyst was autoamputated and it was adhered to the antimesenteric edge of the ileum by a fibrotic band. The right ovary could not be found.