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Clinical case reports are an invaluable first-hand source of evidence in medicine and a tool most often used in practice to exchange information and generate a more expanded search for evidence. In addition to the “evidence of what happened”, single or multiple cases are an important basis for further and more advanced research on diagnosis,  treatment effectiveness, causes and outcomes of disease. However limited their... read more


Published: 2014-08-01

A 9-kg Ovarian Mucinous Cystadenoma in a 14-Year-Old Premenarchal Girl

Şenol Biçer, Zehra Erkul, İsmail Demiryilmaz, Necla Peker

(Department of Pediatric Surgery, Erzincan University, Medical School, Erzincan, Turkey)

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:326-329

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.890862


Background: Although ovarian tumors are most commonly observed in adults, they relatively rarely occur in children. The majority of ovarian masses encountered in the premenarchal or childhood stages are non-neoplastic lesions such as benign functional cysts. Epithelial tumors account for 8–10% of all ovarian tumors and are histologically classified as mucinous or serous. The most common benign epithelial ovarian tumor is cystadenoma.
Case Report: We report the case of a 14-year-old premenarchal girl with chronic abdominal pain, constipation, and abdominal enlargement. A computed tomography detected a huge left ovarian cystic tumor. A 9-kg ovarian tumor was removed surgically. Pathology showed a benign mucinous cystadenoma (MCA).
Conclusions: Ovarian neoplasms in children present a diagnostic quandary, and very often the diagnoses are missed or delayed. When the diagnosis is made, a prompt and fertility-preserving surgical treatment must be performed and followed to prevent recurrence.

Keywords: Abdominal Pain, Cystadenoma, Mucinous, Menstruation, Ovarian Neoplasms




Published: 2014-07-29

A Novel “Salvage” Indication to Intestinal Derotation Procedure: Reconstruction after Duodenopancreat...


Paolo Bechi, Gherardo Maltinti

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:322-325

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.889793

Published: 2014-07-28

Chondroblastoma of the Medial Cuneiform Bone in a 32-Year-Old Woman


Murat Arıkan, Erdem Aktas, Guray Toğral, Ahmet Yıldırım, Olcay Kandemir

Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:317-321

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.890684