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Adrenal pseudocyst in pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8778421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Adrenal cysts are rare tumors that have a female: male predominance of 2-3:1. They are, however, rarely encountered during pregnancy but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of flank pain. CASE: A 33-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 3013, was transferred to a tertiary care center at 14 weeks' gestation with unrelenting flank pain and gastrointestinal symptoms. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging identified a large mass. After failed conservation therapy, laparotomy revealed an adrenal cyst, which was excised. The pregnancy proceeded uneventfully and ended in a term delivery. CONCLUSION: This is the second documented case of pregnancy associated with an adrenal cyst. Surgical excision remains the definitive therapy. Pregnancy appears unaffected by such a cyst.
P M Trauffer; M P Malee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-16     Completed Date:  1996-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Cysts / complications*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications* / surgery

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