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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 41-44

Giant ovarian endometrioma: A case report


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Histopathology, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
4 Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anisah Yahya
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria PMB 06
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jwas.jwas_40_21

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Ovarian endometrioma is quite common among women of reproductive age but rarely exceed 6 cm in diameter. Ovarian endometrioma exceeding 10 cm in dimension, often referred to as giant endometrioma, is rare and can pose a diagnostic dilemma to clinicians. We present a 33-year-old single nullipara referred to our facility with a 3-year history of recurrent abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, and difficulty in breathing. The challenges in making diagnosis of a huge ovarian endometrioma are highlighted and the literature on huge ovarian endometrioma reviewed.


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