Massive Ovarian Oedema- A Case Report ED03-ED04
Dr. Arun B Harke,
Department of Pathology,
Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, GST Road, Chinnakolambakkam,
Palayanoor (po), Madhuranthagam (Tk), Kanchipuram (Dist), Tamilnadu-603308, India.
Massive ovarian oedema is defined by WHO as formation of tumour like enlargement of one or both ovaries by oedema fluid. We report a case of a 18-year-old unmarried girl who presented with three months amenorrhoea and left sided lower abdominal pain with clinical and radiological diagnosis of cystic ovarian neoplasm. Patient underwent lapratomy with left salpingo-oophorectomy. A definitive diagnosis of Massive Ovarian Oedema (MOE) was offered on histopathological examination. The MOE should be differentiated from ovarian fibromatosis, ovarian fibroma, sclerosing stromal tumour and ovarian myxoma. The usual management of massive oedema of ovary is unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, as the lesion is mistaken for primary ovarian neoplasm at laparotomy. Recognition of MOE is of great importance to prevent unnecessary oophorectomy in young patients and can be managed conservatively. We report this case of MOE for its rarity.