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Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 2):508-12. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182073af8.

Surgical removal of a gigantic abdominal mass: a multidisciplinary approach.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Ovarian cystadenomas are common benign ovarian neoplasms that rarely present as gigantic abdominal masses. A variety of intraoperative and postoperative challenges may be encountered in the removal of these masses.

CASE:

We review the case of a 45-year-old woman who presented with massive abdominal swelling that was later identified as two distinct bilateral serous cystadenomas with a combined weight of approximately 107 kg. A multidisciplinary team including gynecology, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, and the operating room staff convened before surgery to discuss surgical technique, physiologic considerations, and logistical issues.

CONCLUSION:

A multidisciplinary approach had an integral role in intraoperative safety and successful recovery of our patient from this surgery.

PMID:
21252807
DOI:
10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182073af8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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