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Magdalena Białas
Jacek Pająk
Krzysztof Okoń
Dariusz Adamek

POL J PATHOL 2010; 2: 110
Online publish date: 2010/09/14
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Case description

A 13-year-old girl without previous gynaecological history turned up at the emergency department with intense pelvic and abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea of two days’ duration. On palpation her abdomen was tense and painful. USG demonstrated cystic mass replacing the right ovary. Leukocytosis (WBC) was 19.1 × 109. Peripheral blood smear showed shift towards neutrophiles (neutrophiles 82%, lymphocytes 11%, monocytes 5%, myelocytes and metamyelocytes 1%). CA-125 level (100.1 U/ml) exceeded three times the reference level.
USG examination revealed normally-sized uterine corpus (4 × 2.5 cm). The right ovary was replaced by a cystic mass of 4 cm in diameter. The right fallopian tube was not dilated. The left adnexa appeared normal.
The diagnosis of ovarian cyst torsion was made. The patient was referred to the surgery department. The mass was excised and sent for histological examination. The macroscopic picture (Fig. 1) and microscopic findings of the mass (Fig. 2-5) are presented below.
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Magdalena Białas1, Jacek Pająk2, Krzysztof Okoń1, Dariusz Adamek1
1Chair and Department of Pathomorphology, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków,
2Chair and Department of Pathomorphology, Silesia University, Katowice, ul. Grzegórzecka 16

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