BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5143
  • Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Abdominal swelling in two teenage girls: two case reports of massive ovarian tumours in puberty

  1. Jamiu O Busari1,1
  1. 1Pediatrics Department, Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, Netherlands
  2. 2Gynaecology Oncology Department, Maastricht University medical Center, Maastricht, Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jamiu O Busari, j.busari{at}


The following report describes two 15-year-old girls with a giant abdominal swelling. Signs and symptoms differed between those two girls, as serum tumour markers showed different elevation patterns. Additional investigations including a CT scan and a MRI scan were performed and revealed masses originating from the ovary. Histopathological evaluation after cystectomy showed a mature teratoma and a mucinous cystadenoma.


  • Competing interests None.

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