Tubo-ovarian abscess

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Diffuse pelvic pain and vaginal discharge since two weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Left sided pelvic parauterine lesion is seen. It has multiple air loculi. It shows marginal enhancement with multilocular appearance in the post contrast study. The surrounding fat planes appear strandy with little peritoneal fluid reaction.The findings are suggestive of pelvic inflammatory disease with abscess formation. An associated small right ovarian cyst is seen. 

Case Discussion

Once the patient was diagnosed radiologically she was operated, drained and proved to be tubo-ovarian abscess as a serious complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

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Case information

rID: 31229
Published: 25th Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
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