Massive Pyonephrosis Presenting as a Mammoth Tumour in Pregnancy: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Shyamala Guruvare,
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka , India.
The overall incidence of ovarian tumours in pregnancy is 2.4-5.7% and because of the asymptomatic nature of ovarian mass it is usually diagnosed in late pregnancy when there may be symptoms produced by it. Due to the similarity of symptoms there has always been perplexity when a patient presents with mass per abdomen in pregnancy. During pregnancy, mild hydronephrosis is considered a normal phenomenon and may be present in up to 90% of pregnancies. Dilation is usually more pronounced on the right kidney and after mid-pregnancy. Here, we present a case which presented as a huge abdominal mass in pregnancy which was mistaken to be an ovarian mass in pregnancy and then later diagnosed as pyonephrosis.
High risk pregnancy, Ovarian tumour, Pyonephrosis
Shubha Rao, Shyamala Guruvare, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Ps Roopa. MASSIVE PYONEPHROSIS PRESENTING
AS A MAMMOTH TUMOUR IN PREGNANCY:
A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 August [cited: 2018 Jul 19 ]; 12:QD01-QD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 20, 2018
Date of Peer Review: May 21, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jun 04, 2018
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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