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dc.contributor.authorAgbor, Valirie Ndip
dc.contributor.authorNjim, Tsi
dc.contributor.authorAminde, Leopold Ndemnge
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T00:10:10Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T00:10:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13256-016-1084-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387453
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Inguinal hernias in women of reproductive age containing the ovary are very rare. When they occur in this age group, they are mostly associated with malformations of the urogenital system. Prompt surgical intervention is the key to ensure survival of the ovary. Here we present a case of an ectopic ovary presenting like an acute appendicitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 16-year-old Cameroonian girl presented at our emergency service with an acute exacerbation of a mild and intermittent right iliac fossa pain of 5 days' duration. A clinical examination revealed android obesity and signs suggestive of an acute appendicitis. An abdominopelvic ultrasound scan showed an edematous right ovary in the canal of Nuck. A prompt hernia repair was done and her postoperative period was uneventful. CONCLUSIONS: An ectopic inguinal ovary remains a rare occurrence. An urgent and careful exploration of the hernia sac is the standard of care. Careful physical examination of obese girls and women is vital particularly in emergency settings, as obesity in our patient contributed greatly to a missed diagnosis. Clinicians should potentially consider the possibility of an ectopic ovary when faced with girls and women presenting with right iliac fossa pain.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom287:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto287:4
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.keywordsCameroon
dc.subject.keywordsEctopic ovary
dc.subject.keywordsInguinal hernia
dc.subject.keywordsObesity
dc.titleA rare presentation of ectopic ovary in a female adolescent and the impact of obesity: a case report
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAgbor, VN; Njim, T; Aminde, LN, A rare presentation of ectopic ovary in a female adolescent and the impact of obesity: a case report., Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2016, 10 (1), pp. 287:1-287:4
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-10-03
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-17T04:37:17Z
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