Auto-amputated ovary- rare cause of intestinal obstruction in a neonate: A case report

Authors

  • Naeem Liaqat Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Dr. Imran Department of Pediatrics, Medicare Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • Anies Mahomed Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, 21499, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v10.960

Keywords:

Neonate, Intestinal obstruction, Dermoid cyst, Ovary, Ovarian cyst

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Naeem Liaqat, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Imran, Department of Pediatrics, Medicare Hospital, Rawalpindi

Department of Pediatrics, Medicare Hospital, Rawalpindi

Anies Mahomed, Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, 21499, Saudi Arabia

Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, 21499, Saudi Arabia

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Published

2021-04-08

How to Cite

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Liaqat N, Imran RM, Mahomed A. Auto-amputated ovary- rare cause of intestinal obstruction in a neonate: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2021Apr.8 [cited 2021Jul.30];10:18. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/960