Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 17, No. 4, 2007, pp. 379-382
Bioline Code: pe07071
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2007, pp. 379-382
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Neonatal Ovarian Cyst: A Case Report|
Tehrani, Fateme Haji Ebrahim; Kavehmanesh, Zohreh; Kaveh, Mahbod & Tanha, Fateme Davari
Background: Ovarian cysts are the most frequent, prenatally diagnosed intra-abdominal cysts.
Prenatal ultrasonography allows diagnosis of ovarian cysts and may suggest antenatal complications.
The management of fetal ovarian cysts is still controversial despite the improvement in prenatal
diagnosis with ultrasonography. Some studies suggest an aggressive management, while others plead
for a conservative one.
Case report: We report on the first successfully treated large neonatal ovarian cyst from Iran. She
was a normal-term infant with respiratory distress due to the large size of the ovarian cyst diagnosed
prenatally. We didn’t find any other related anomaly in the neonate.
Conclusion: Neonatal simple ovarian cysts are rare, but may cause complications. Most small simple
cysts regress spontaneously; surgical intervention is reserved for complicated or large size ovarian
Ovarian cyst, Abdominal mass, Neonate, Fetal, Abdominal distension
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