Neonatal surgery for giant floating abdominal cysts in females: Clinical and surgical management

Nicola Zampieri, Alberto Mantovani, Gabriella Scirè, Francesco Saverio Camoglio

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Objective: Abdominal cystic formations in neonates are rare entities and often diagnostic suspicion arises before birth as a result of routine ultrasonographic scans carried out during pregnancy. The aim of this study is to report the authors' experience with giant floating abdominal cysts in females. Study Design: The cases of antenatal abdominal cysts in females detected on ultrasound at the Department of Antenatal Diagnosis (Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy) of the authors' institution between May 2005 and May 2013 were recorded together with their clinical and surgical findings. Results: 16 patients underwent surgery for a giant floating abdominal cyst 2 to 6 days after birth. Postnatal ultrasound and laparoscopic exploration were useful to identify an antenatal torsion of the ovarian-tube complex. All patients were treated with a laparoscopic approach using 3-mm ports after video-assisted percutaneous aspiration of the cyst. Conclusions: Giant abdominal cysts in female neonates should be treated immediately in order to avoid respiratory distress and complications. The laparoscopic approach is useful to confirm the diagnosis and to choose the most suitable treatment; giant floating abdominal cysts are closely correlated with torsion or autoamputation of the ovarian-tube complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Floating cyst
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Neonatal surgery for giant floating abdominal cysts in females : Clinical and surgical management. / Zampieri, Nicola; Mantovani, Alberto; Scirè, Gabriella; Camoglio, Francesco Saverio.

In: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.10.2014, p. 271-273.

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Zampieri, Nicola ; Mantovani, Alberto ; Scirè, Gabriella ; Camoglio, Francesco Saverio. / Neonatal surgery for giant floating abdominal cysts in females : Clinical and surgical management. In: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2014 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 271-273.
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