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Tuboovarian abscess 12 years after total abdominal hysterectomy.
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PMID:  15516399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease affects nearly 1 million women in the United States each year, and 10% of cases are complicated by the formation of tuboovarian abscess. Most tuboovarian abscesses occur in women with intact cervical and uterine anatomy. CASE: A 38-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, and the presence of a pelvic mass. Surgical exploration revealed a tuboovarian abscess. The patient's history was significant for total abdominal hysterectomy for cervical dysplasia 12 years before presentation. CONCLUSION: This case challenges the current theories for the pathogenesis of tuboovarian abscess. Furthermore, it supports the importance of considering tuboovarian abscess in the differential diagnosis with acute abdominal pain and pelvic mass despite previous hysterectomy.
Adriana M Canas; Brigid Holloran-Schwartz; Thomas Myles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-01     Completed Date:  2004-12-30     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1039-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63117, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Abscess / diagnosis*
Appendicitis / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Fallopian Tube Diseases / diagnosis*
Ovarian Diseases / diagnosis*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Time Factors

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