Isolated unilateral ovarian tumour without obvious concomitant tubal pathology is unlikely to cause intrabdominal abscess or septicaemia. Benign serous cystadenoma is a fairly common ovarian tumour but rarely causes fatality. We present a patient in mid-30s with massive ovarian serous cystadenoma presenting with abscess and septicaemia, leading to mortality. To our knowledge, no previous serous cystadenoma causing abscess formation has been reported before.
- Obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
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Contributors ZYT: patient management, case draft, planning and editing. SS:literature review and editing
manuscript IAS: editing ZN: patient management.
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