Complicated giant polycystic ovary mimicking tumor: MR imaging findings

Oeztoprak I., Eqilmez H., Oeztoprak B., Guemues C.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.233-236, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-006-0380-2
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-236


A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of abdominal pain that had worsened during the past 4 days. She had a right lower abdominal mass that was initially diagnosed as an ovarian tumor. MR imaging revealed a unilaterally enlarged and partially torted left polycystic ovary. Polycystic ovary is a common cause of increased ovarian volume in women of reproductive age. It is characterized by numerous small peripherally located follicles and increased stroma. It may mimic a neoplasm and lead to difficulties in diagnosis. In this case report, we discuss the unusual MR imaging findings and the pitfalls in diagnosis.