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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 878716, 4 pages
Case Report

Giant Ovarian Cyst Masquerading as Massive Ascites in an 11-Year-Old

Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. BOX 3050, Doha, Qatar

Received 17 May 2015; Accepted 15 June 2015

Academic Editor: Pauline M. Chou

Copyright © 2015 Shaza Ali Mohammed Elhassan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We are presenting a unique case of an 11-year-old girl admitted for investigation of progressive abdominal distention of more than one-year duration. Due to the complete cystic nature of the mass and its enormous size, it was not visualized by the ultrasound and was reported as massive ascites. MRI and postoperative histopathology confirmed a diagnosis of giant serous cystadenoma of the right ovary. She underwent a right ovarian cystectomy with complete preservation of both ovaries and fallopian tubes and is doing well on outpatient follow-up.