Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Jul;55(7):534-537. 10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.7.534.

A Case of Giant Ovarian Cyst Managed Successfully Through Laparoscopic Surgery

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. parkdkog@naver.com


Mucinous ovarian tumors account for 15% all ovarian neoplasms, of which giant variants rarely occur. Recently huge ovarian cysts (more than 12 kg) are now rarely seen because of the development in health care systems and education. The patient is 26-year-old nulligravida female who presented with abdominal distension. A laparoscopic left salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. Laparoscopic approach to giant ovarian cyst may be difficult regarding the risk of cyst rupture and limited working space. To reduce the limitations of the laparoscopy, we performed laparoscopy after aspirating the cystic contents. During laparoscopy, abdominal cavity was explored by the scope. Cyst contained about 53 L of fluid. The histopathologic examination revealed a borderline mucinous tumor of the left ovary. Laparoscopic excision of giant ovarian cyst seems to be safe and applicable treatment modality.


Ovary; Cyst; Laparoscopy
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