BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007197
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A giant ovarian cyst

  1. Erwan Oehler
  1. Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier de Polynésie Française, Pirae, French Polynesia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Florent Valour, florent.valour{at}


A 36-year-old woman with no medical history (gravida 0, para 0) was admitted in the hospital because of progressive abdominal distension for several months. Physical examination revealed an enlargement of the abdomen, without other abnormalities. Laboratory findings were unremarkable. The diagnosis of ascites was proposed initially. A trans-parietal punction revealed a clear fluid, with no cells and a protein …

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