CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2023; 15(04): 596-601
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1768947
Case Series

A Case Series of Fetal-Neonatal Ovarian Cyst from a Tertiary Care Hospital

1   Department of Pathology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
1   Department of Pathology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Pavai Arunachalam
2   Department of Paediatic Surgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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The occurrence of ovarian cyst in the neonate is rare and antenatally diagnosed by ultrasonography. This study aims to increase awareness about its occurrence and histological features. We performed a retrospective review on 10 cases of neonatal ovarian cyst (NOC) during 4 years (2016–2020) in a tertiary care center in South India. The neonates were diagnosed with abdominal cysts by the antenatal ultrasonogram in the third trimester. They were operated from day 5 to 35 days of age. There was no side predilection, and most of them were unilateral (9 out of 10 cases). Histopathological examination showed simple cysts (50%), serous cystadenomas (20%), cyst with no viable lining (20%), and follicular cyst (10%) and 90% of the cysts had torsion-induced changes. The pathologist and the clinician should be aware of the occurrence of serous histology in NOC cases.

Publication History

Received: 31 January 2023

Accepted: 13 April 2023

Article published online:
13 June 2023

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