A massive ovarian mucinous cystadenoma: a case report
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2010, 8:24 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-8-24Published: 11 March 2010
To report the occurrence of a rare case of a huge benign ovarian tumour (mucinous cystadenoma) in Jazan city, Saudi Arabia.
Our reported case was a middle-aged Saudi woman presented with marked abdominal distension and discomfort at the gynaecology clinic of Jazan General Hospital, Jazan city, Saudi Arabia.
The data were collected by history-taking, clinical examination, laboratory investigations, transabdominal ultrasonographic examination, and by histo-pathological study of the excised surgical specimen.
The case was reported as a rare massive ovarian mucinous cystadenoma.
This case report emphasizes the significance of thorough evaluation of all women presented with vague abdominal pains. Although the condition is extremely rare, it is a potentially dangerous in its massive form if not timely diagnosed and managed properly. With the increasing awareness of such conditions, more and more cases could be detected and reported early.