Caution: laparoscopic biopsy of a large pelvic mass may result in disaster

James R Berstock, John Bunni, Paul L Thorpe

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Abstract

Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare cause of a pelvic mass. Herein the authors describe the case of a young patient presenting with chronic pelvic pain undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy. She was found to have a retrorectal mass confirmed as an anterior sacral meningocele on subsequent MRI. The authors explore the case, describe a method of intraoperative management to minimize the risk of severe complications and include a discussion of the differential diagnosis. Central to this is an emphasis on advocating a cautious approach when confronted with an incidental unknown pelvic mass, as deleterious consequences may occur from biopsy of such a lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Biopsy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningocele
  • Sacrococcygeal Region

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