Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

A prospective study on tumor like ovarian masses associated with pregnancy

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Author Details: G. Sravani, M. Jyothsna

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 129

Article End Page : 130


Introduction: Pregnancy luteomas are non-neoplastic tumor like masses found in the ovary. These pregnancy luteomas spontaneously regress after delivery. Luteomas are usually asymptomatic and found incidentally during cesarean section or radiological imaging.
Materials and Methods: A two year prospective study was done on 450 pregnant women while undergoing cesarean section. While doing cesarean section surgeons found ovarian masses of varying size in a few patients, these masses we suspected to be an ovarian neoplasm. salpingo-oophorectomy was performed in these pregnant women. Post operatively the excised ovaries with fallopian tube were sent for histopathological examination.
Results: Out of 450 cesarean section, ovarian mass were found incidentally in 16 (3.5%) cases out of which 3 (0.6%) were luteomas.
Conclusion: Recognition of these luteomas is important during cesarean section, so that unnecessary oophorectomy is avoided which is risky and can prevent unnecessary complication for both the mother and the fetus.

Keywords: pregnancy luteomas, Cesarean section, ovaries, Histopathological examination,

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