Cecal obstruction caused by paratubal cysts in a 24-year-old woman.


:A 24-year-old woman with no significant past medical or surgical history presented with diffuse abdominal pain and distention with decreased frequency of bowel movements for 1 month. A computerized tomography scan showed a massively dilated cecum suggesting obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed bowel obstruction secondary to a band of fibroadipose tissue associated with paratubal cysts originating from the left fallopian tube. Removal of the band was performed with thorough examination of the bowel confirming absence of perforation or necrosis.


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Frayer EA,George RM,Caughran JL




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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of surgery



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    journal_title:American journal of surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kanashima R,Nagasue N,Sakato K

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00