Perinatoloji Dergisi 2005; 1(1): 59-62

Online published date : 1 March 2005

Massive ovarian edema in pregnancy: a case report


İncim Bezircioğlu, Levent Hiçyılmaz, Ergun Öziz, Demet Etit, Ali Baloğlu


İzmir Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 1. Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Kliniği, İzmir


Background: Massive ovarian edema is a very rare condition characterized by a tumorlike enlargement of the ovary. The ultrasound findings have been reported as a solid tumorlike mass or as a solid mass containing a cystic component

Case: Our 30 years old case presented with acute abdomen syndrome in 13th week of gestation. The color doppler sonographic evaluation revealed right ovary as a solid mass, 90*50 mm in diameter with increased vascularity and increased ovarian arterial blood flow. A right salpingo-oopherectomy was performed by exploratory laparotomy. As a result of histopathologic examination, massive ovarian edema was diagnosed.

Conclusion: The sonographic appereance is nonspecific and the definitive diagnosis requires histological examination. The consideration of this rare entity is important to prevent incorrect treatment.


Massive ovarian edema.