ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Case Report
Anterior sacral meningocele mimicking an adnexal mass in an infertile woman: a report of an extremely 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 and Reanimation, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 184-186
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.50
Key Words: Adnexal cyst, anterior sacral meningocele, retroperitoneal mass
Abstract

The differential diagnosis of cystic adnexal masses, some placed retroperitoneally, includes various pathologies. Preoperative diagnosis is important to prevent major neurological deficits during surgery. Herein, we present a case of anterior sacral meningocele diagnosed in an infertile woman using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and eliminated with surgery. An MRI performed to determine the origin of retroperitoneal fixated masses helps direct the patient to the right consultant department and may avoid an inappropriate surgical approach, which may lead to a failure. A retroperitoneal mass, such as anterior sacral meningocele, may contribute to the pathogenesis of infertility by distorting the utero-tuboovarian anatomy.

 

How to cite: Özcan HÇ, Alptekin M, Kaya Uğur B, Uğur MG, Erkutlu İ, Kutlar İ. Anterior sacral meningocele mimicking an adnexal mass in an infertile woman: a report of an extremely unusual case. Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 184-6.

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