Ruptured malignant ovarian tumor in an adolescent girl - IJM
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Germ cell tumors which arise mainly in pediatric and adolescent age group, account for 30% of all ovarian tumors, but constitute only 5% of all malignant ovarian tumors. The presentation is usually insidious with the patient presenting with abdominal swelling and dull aching pain. This article reports a rare case of a malignant germ cell tumor in a 12-year-old girl who presented with acute abdomen due to spontaneous rupture of tumor resulting in hemoperitoneum.

The patient was taken up for emergency laparotomy and left salpingo-opherectomy with omentectomy and drainage of hemoperitoneum was done. The authors conclude that ruptured malignant ovarian tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any young girl presenting with abdominal mass and acute abdominal pain...

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