Auto-amputated ovary- rare cause of intestinal obstruction in a neonate: A case report
Keywords:Neonate, Intestinal obstruction, Dermoid cyst, Ovary, Ovarian cyst
Background: Congenital ovarian cysts rarely auto amputate. An unusual complication of this event is secondary intestinal obstruction. The mechanism may be consequent to a direct pressure effect or to adhesions induced by the cyst.
Case Presentation: A neonate presented with an abdominal mass and intestinal obstruction. On exploration, she had a mass hanging over the small intestine and one ovary was absent. Mass was excised and it turned out to be an auto-amputated ovary
Conclusion: Although it is a rare pathology in neonates, surgeons must suspect it, particularly if an ovary is absent.
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