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Chirurgia 2014 February;27(1):47-9

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Laparoscopic removal of a giant ovarian cyst: case report and review of the literature

Grigore M., Iordache F.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania


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Giant ovarian cysts are very rare. Although laparoscopy is the gold standard approach for treating benign ovarian cysts, laparotomy is still used for removing giant ovarian cysts. Using a laparoscopic approach to remove giant ovarian cyst raises some concerns, such as risk of cyst rupture, limited working space, and risk of malignancy. We present a case of a 23-year-old patient with a giant ovarian cyst. The cystic content was evacuated using a mini-laparotomy approach in a controlled manner, and 5 L of clear fluid was removed. Thereafter, a laparoscopic cystectomy was performed. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery. Conclusion: Giant ovarian cysts may be treated using a minimally invasive procedure when there is no risk of malignancy.

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