The coexistence of ovarian dysgerminoma and normal intra-uterine pregnancy presented with acute abdominal pain

We present here a rare and interesting case of dysgerminoma during pregnancy with literature review. A 29-year-old healthy pregnant woman presented with an acute progressive abdominal pain. The patient underwent laparotomy and left salpingo oophorectomy. A diagnosis of dysgerminoma (FIGO stage IA) was made. She had uneventful postoperative period. She referred for subsequent chemotherapy. The surgeons and radiologists, particularly at major referral emergency centers, are much more likely to be acquaint with ovarian dysgerminoma, as a solid nonhomogenous pelvic mass discovered by ultra-sonography in pregnant woman and its clinical awareness, because any misdiagnosis can delay the start of an appropriate and adequate management.
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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