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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2004;21(1):108-113.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2004.
Laparoscopic Extirpation of the Term Sized Huge Ovarian Cyst.
Min Whan Koh, Hyun Cheol Choo, Oh Jin Kwon, Jeong Sook Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
A 23 years old single nulligravida woman underwent laparoscopic removal of a huge cystic adnexal mass that occupied her entire abdomen, giving the appearance of a full term pregnancy. After anesthesia, a vertical infra-umbilical incision, 1 cm long, was made and a telescope was introduced through the port to determine the status of the intra-abdomen and the surface contour of the mass. A needle tipped with a laparoscopic suction apparatus was inserted into the cyst through the infra-umbilical port, directly under the mass. Subsequently, 3, 200 ml of cystic fluid was aspirated without spillage. A huge cyst, reaching to the level of the xyphoid process was effectively excised through the operative laparoscopy after prelaparoscopic drainage. Operation time was 140 minutes and hospital stay was 2 days. There were no complications during hospital stay and after discharge. It seems the size of the cyst is not a criteria for the contraindication of laparoscopic surgery.
Key Words: Laparoscopy, Huge ovarian cyst
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