Ovarian Tumours

  • Jean Gaudin

Abstract

The presence of an abdominal mass in a female neonate should suggest the diagnosis of an ovarian tumour. Ovarian cysts are the commonest ovarian tumours during this period. Before antenatal ultrasonography was available, these tumours were usually detected during routine abdominal examination or when serious complications (rupture or haemorrhage) ensued. Now, ultrasonography permits both antenatal and postnatal detection, assessment and follow-up of these cases. The possibility of complications developing justifies management being carried out in a surgical unit.

Keywords

Migration Peri Perforation Peritonitis Chole 

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