IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 2 / pii/2005150

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Case Report

Pelvic retroperitoneal paraganglioma mimicking an ovanan mass

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara(Turkey)
2 Department of Pathology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(2), 219–220;
Published: 10 April 2005

A 75-year-old hypertensive woman was referred with ultrasound findings of a 40 x 35 mm semi-solid right adnexal mass and right hydroureteronephrosis. She complained of headache and right-sided back pain. Computed tomography demonstrated a cystic adnexal mass that did not appear to originate from the right ovary and grade 2 hydroureteronephrosis. Magnetic resonance imaging indicated that the mass originated from the right ovary. Tumor markers were in the normal range. Exploratory laparotomy was per­formed to determine the origin of the lesion, and revealed a retroperitoneal mass obstructing the right ureter. The mass was completely removed and and the histopathologic diagnosis was paraganglioma.

Pelvic retroperitoneal mass
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