A Simultaneous Operation for Abdominal Aneurysm Concomitant with a Very Large Ovarian Cyst

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, Japan)

Hideaki Mori Masayuki Shibata
A 77-year-old woman with a medical history of myocardial infarction had a medical check-up at a local clinic. She reported sensation of abdominal distension which had appeared 6months previously. Computed tomography demonstrated a very large ovarian tumor concomitant with an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 68mm, and she was referred to our hospital. We performed a simultaneous extirpation of the ovarian tumor and abdominal aneurysm prosthetic graft replacement. The patient was discharged 13days postoperatively after an uneventful postoperative course. The histopathological diagnosis of the ovarian tumor was mucinous cystadenoma. We reviewed the surgical procedures for similar cases of concomitant disease, and found that reports of surgical cases of simultaneous huge ovarian tumor extirpation and abdominal aneurysm prosthetic graft replacement are rare.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 40:104-107(2011)

Keywords:abdominal aortic aneurysm, ovarian tumor, simultaneous operation