Case 23-1980: A 34-Year-Old Woman with Pelvic Pain Not Relieved by Hysterectomy and Salpingo-Oophorectomy for Endometriosis

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case A 34-year-old nulliparous woman was admitted to the hospital because of right-sided pelvic pain. Twelve years before admission the patient experienced right-sided pelvic pain during ovulation and menstruation; a physician palpated a right ovarian cyst. The pain worsened progressively; 11 years before entry a laparotomy revealed a ruptured right ovarian cyst, and a cystectomy and appendectomy were performed. Subsequently, she had bilateral pelvic pain that was exacerbated during ovulation and menses. Dyspareunia developed and persisted, and the patient observed a recurrent white or yellow vaginal discharge, with pruritus, which was ascribed to yeast infections. Ten years before. © 1980, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Galdabini, JJ; Mcneely, BU; Ingersoll, FM; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • June 12, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 302 / 24

Start / End Page

  • 1354 - 1358

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM198006123022408

Citation Source

  • Scopus