Published: 2021-01-28

The treatment approach of a 12 kg giant ovarian mucinous cystadenoma in a 13-year-old: a case report

Anjana Annal, Zareena A. Khalid, Swati Francis


Epithelial ovarian tumours are rare in the adolescent age group, accounting for less than 15% of overall ovarian malignancy. Of this, one-fourth of them are mucinous in nature. Mucinous cystadenomas, being precursors of borderline and invasive ovarian tumours, can reach to size as large as 15-30 cm in diameter without having malignant potential. Also, intraoperative management of such large abdominal mass can be challenging. We present a case of a giant unilateral 12 kg mucinous cystadenoma in a 13-year-old young girl, that grew over a period of 1 year. She underwent left salpingo-oophorectomy after decompression of the mass without any complications.


Giant mucinous cystadenoma, Ovarian neoplasm, Paediatric ovarian malignancy

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