Abdomen-still a pandora’s box


  • L. Thulasi Devi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Military Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4607-7797
  • Adil Abdul Kalam Department of Surgery, Military Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India




Laparatomy, Laparoscopy, Pelvic mass, Medical records, Medical negligence


An interesting case of young lady who had undergone obstetric hysterectomy during delivery with left ovary in situ. She was taken up for laparoscopic oopherectomy at a later date for a large ovarian mass on left side which was removed. She presented to us with recurrence of pelvic mass. Preoperatively we were reminded of the adage and popular saying.” Abdomen-still a pandora’s box.” This article attempts to present the importance of truthful case notes in failed surgeries and effective communication to the patient to prevent clinical and surgical misadventures and dilemmas.


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