Complicated giant polycystic ovary mimicking tumor: MR imaging findings

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

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, cilt.37, sa.2, ss.233-236, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00247-006-0380-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.