Surgery. Severe pelvic adhesions following attempted ultrasound-guided drainage of bilateral ovarian endometriomas: Case report
Authors: Garvey, Timothy S.; Kazer, Ralph R.
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Number 11, November 1999 , pp. 2748-2750(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:A 38 year old woman was thought to have bilateral polycystic ovaries and an absence of pelvic or abdominal adhesions at diagnostic laparoscopy. Post-operative transvaginal ultrasound noted bilateral homogeneous hypo-echoic masses with low-level echoes consistent with endometriomas. Transvaginal aspiration was unsuccessful due to the viscosity of the cyst contents. At second laparoscopy severe adhesions with complete cul-de-sac obliteration were noted. This case raises concern about pelvic adhesions following transvaginal drainage of ovarian endometriomas.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999-11-01
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