A Case of Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst Rupture Necessitating Surgical Intervention
Ocala Regional Medical Center
haemorrhagic ovarian cyst, corpus luteum cyst, ovarian cyst, hemoperitoneum, hemorrhagic ovarian cyst
Emergency Medicine | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
Despite the relatively high incidence of ovarian cysts, particularly in premenopausal women, cyst rupture may on occasion present painfully and require surgical intervention to resolve. Particularly in the case of ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cysts, resulting hemoperitoneum can create a risk of further adverse events including hypovolemic shock; proper identification and management of such cases are therefore critical. This case focuses on a 22-year-old female that presented to the emergency department (ED) with suprapubic pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a ruptured hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst of the left ovary and secondary hemoperitoneum. Patient treatment required laparoscopic left ovarian cyst wall removal, with the removal of hemoperitoneum.
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Mantecon O, George A, DeGeorge C, et al. A Case of Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst Rupture Necessitating Surgical Intervention. Cureus. 2022;14(9):e29350. doi:10.7759/cureus.29350