CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2021; 13(04): 388-390
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732487
Letter to the Editor

Giant Ovarian Serous Cystadenoma in an Infant: Report of a Rare Case

1   Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
Priti Chatterjee
1   Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
Anita Nangia
1   Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
S. R. Choudhury
2   Department of Paediatric Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
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The incidence of abdominal cysts in infants is 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000 live births. Among the ovarian cysts in infants, serous cystadenoma is extremely rare with only few reported cases in the literature. Here, we report a case of a giant neonatal ovarian serous cystadenoma treated with laparoscopic cystectomy and confirmed by histopathological examination.

A 27-year-old delivered a female baby with uneventful caesarean section at full term. The antenatal ultrasonography (USG) in third trimester had showed an abdominal cyst in the left side of the abdomen. Postnatal USG was suggestive of omental cyst. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the neonate showed a large cyst occupying the entire abdomen. On laparoscopic evaluation, a cystic mass filled with 500 mL of clear yellow fluid was seen in the left pelvic fossa. Left ovary could not be visualized separately. The right ovary, fallopian tubes, and uterus were normal. The entire cyst was removed and sent for histopathological examination. On gross examination, a unilocular cyst measuring 10×8×6.5 cm with a wall thickness of 0.2 cm was noted. On microscopic examination, the histomorphological features were consistent with serous cystadenoma of the ovary. There is a paucity of literature regarding pathological diagnosis of such cases and hence we report one such case.

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Article published online:
14 July 2021

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