ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Case Report
Anterior Sacral Meningocele Mimicking an Adnexal Mass In An Infertile Woman: A Report of a Very Unusual Case
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Gaziantep Med J ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.50
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Key Words: Adnexal cyst, anterior sacral meningocele, retroperitoneal mass

The differential diagnosis of cystic adnexal masses includes various pathologies, some placed retroperitoneally. Preoperative diagnosis is important to prevent major neurological deficit at surgery. Herein we are presenting a case of anterior sacral meningocele, diagnosed in an infertile woman by the help of magnetic resonance imaging and eliminated with surgery. Performing MRI, in order to find out the origin of retroperitoneal fixated masses, helps for directing the patient to the right consultant department and also may avoid an inappropriate surgical approach, which may be turned into a disaster. A retroperitoneal mass, such as anterior sacral meningocele may contribute to the pathogenesis of infertility by distorting the utero-tuboovarian anatomy.

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