Ruptured corpus luteum cyst

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Amenorrhea of 5 weeks 3 days. Lower abdominal pain for 1 day.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Minimal fluid in endometrial canal. Free fluid with echoes in pelvis.

Right ovary - a simple cyst and a hemorrhagic partially collapsed cyst.

Left ovary - normal.

No adnexal extra-ovarian lesion noted.

UPT - negative. Serum Beta HCG - < 2.00 mIU/ml. Following study done after one day

Regression in free fluid volume.

Right ovary - a simple cyst and a hemorrhagic cyst.

Case Discussion

Right ovarian partially collapsed hemorrhagic cyst with hemoperitoneum and absence of  extra-ovarian lesion favors ruptured corpus luteal cyst.

Negative urine pregnency test and low serum Beta HCG rule out pregnancy.

1 day follow up shows reduction in free fluid and increase the size of the hemorrhagic cyst.

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