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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 189409, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/189409
Case Report

Delivery Induced Intraperitoneal Rupture of a Cystic Ovarian Teratoma and Associated Chronic Chemical Peritonitis

1AP-HP, Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, 157 rue de la Porte de Trivaux, 92141 Clamart, France
2AP-HP, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Médecine de la Reproduction, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, 92141 Clamart, France

Received 14 January 2014; Accepted 16 February 2014; Published 12 March 2014

Academic Editors: S. Fujii and Y. Tsushima

Copyright © 2014 Reine Nader 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.

Abstract

Intraperitoneal rupture of cystic ovarian teratoma is a rare complication. We report a case in a 29-year-old female, with increased abdominal circumference 2 months after vaginal delivery. MRI/CT raised this diagnosis associated to chemical peritonitis. A malignant ovarian mass with peritoneal carcinomatosis was excluded. Laparoscopic oophorectomy was performed and histologic analysis confirmed imaging findings. This case demonstrates the interest of imaging before surgery in pelvic masses to avoid misdiagnosing and to provide adequate treatment.