Huge Retroperitoneal Cyst Masquerading as Ovarian Tumour: A Case Report

Syamim Johan and Muhammad Firdaus Hassan and Firdaus Hayati and Nornazirah Azizan and Alvin Oliver Payus and Un Hean Edwin See (2020) Huge Retroperitoneal Cyst Masquerading as Ovarian Tumour: A Case Report. Front. Surg., 7. pp. 1-4.

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Retroperitoneal cystic mass is a rare surgical condition that is often misdiagnosed preoperatively. Here, we report a case of a 56-year-old woman who presented with abdominal swelling for a 1-year duration, which was associated with lower abdominal pain for 6 months. Her abdominal radiograph showed a huge radiopaque lesion, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen reported it as a left ovarian serous cystadenoma causing local mass effect to the left ureter leading to mild left hydronephrosis. She underwent exploratory laparotomy and noted there was a huge retroperitoneal cystic mass. The histopathological assessment finding was consistent with a benign retroperitoneal cyst. This case report aims to share the rare case of primary retroperitoneal lesions, which can cause a diagnostic challenge preoperatively to all clinicians despite advanced achievement in medical imaging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cystadenoma, radiography, retroperitoneal neoplasms, case report, diagnostic dilemma
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 07:44
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 07:44

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