A complex ovarian cyst

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BACKGROUND: Acute pelvic pain in women is a common diagnostic dilemma encountered by the gynecologist. We describe a case of acute pelvic pain with an unusual etiology. CASE: A 40-year-old multipara presented within hours of the onset of acute pelvic pain. She was treated conservatively with analgesics after computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a ruptured ovarian cyst. Upon return to the emergency room, she was admitted to a gynecologic service for pain control. The etiology of her acute pelvic pain eventually declared itself. CONCLUSION: The differential diagnosis of acute pelvic pain represents a variety of organ systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1228
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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