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Minerva Pediatrica 2010 April;62(2):227-30

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Massive ovarian edema in a prepubertal girl without signs of virilization or early puberty

Repetto P. 1, Ceccarelli P. L. 1, Bianchini M. A. 1, Mordenti M. 1, Durante V. 1, Rivasi F. 2, Cacciari A. 1

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena Policlinic, Modena, Italy
2 Department of Pathology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena Policlinic, Modena, Italy


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Massive ovarian edema is a rare cause of ovarian enlargement in young women. This article describes the case in a nine-year-old girl without signs of virilization or early puberty. The patient underwent laparotomy and a right oophorectomy was performed. The final pathology was massive ovarian edema. Awareness of this rare and benign lesion in young women and pediatric patients may allow a conservative management avoiding oophorectomy in some cases.

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