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

language: English

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


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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