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Caution: laparoscopic biopsy of a large pelvic mass may result in disaster.
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PMID:  22935308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare cause of a pelvic mass. Herein the authors describe the case of a young patient presenting with chronic pelvic pain undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy. She was found to have a retrorectal mass confirmed as an anterior sacral meningocele on subsequent MRI. The authors explore the case, describe a method of intraoperative management to minimize the risk of severe complications and include a discussion of the differential diagnosis. Central to this is an emphasis on advocating a cautious approach when confronted with an incidental unknown pelvic mass, as deleterious consequences may occur from biopsy of such a lesion.
James R Berstock; John Bunni; Paul L Thorpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1553-4669     ISO Abbreviation:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 AAGL. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol.
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