A giant gas-filled abdominal mass in an elderly female: A case report
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AbstractWe report an extremely rare case of gas-filled abdominal mass caused by an ovarian teratoma fistulating to the sigmoid colon. The patient was an 85-year-old female, who presented with severe abdominal distension. Urgent computed tomography scan showed a huge abdominal mass with air fluid level and fecal matter inside. Communication between the mass and the sigimoid colon was suspected. She underwent emergency laparotomy. The mass was resected with the involved segment of colon. Pathology confirmed squamous cell carcinoma arising from mature cystic teratoma of the ovary. (C) 2011 Baishideng. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListChong HMD, Lee FYJ, Lo A, Li CMJ
Journal nameWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Year2011
Month8
Day21
Volume Number17
Issue Number31
PublisherW J G PRESS
Pages3659 - 3662
ISSN1007-9327
eISSN2219-2840
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsFistula; Mature cystic teratoma; Squamous cell carcinoma
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGastroenterology & Hepatology; GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY

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