Tubo-ovarian abscess in a virgin girl

Ashrafganjooei, Tahere; Harirchi, Iraj; Iravanlo, Giti
July 2011
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Summer2011, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p247
Academic Journal
Case Study
Background: Tubo-ovarian abscess as a serious complication of pelvic inflammatory disease is very uncommon in sexually inactive girls. Case: We report a case of tubo-ovarian abscess in a 24-year-old sexually inactive girl with transverse vaginal septum who was presented with abdominal pain and a pelvic mass and without prior surgical history and no evidences of appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer. A huge unilateral tubo-ovarian abscess was recognized at. laparotomy. Unilateral salpingoophorectomy, hysterectomy and postoperative antibiotic therapy cured the patient. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further sequel including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain which cause morbidity.


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