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December 1961

Twisted Ovarian Cyst in a Newborn Infant: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1961;83(6):921-924. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1961.01300180121023

Ovarian cysts in the newborn and infant period are rare. Doran5 first described ovarian cysts in infancy in 1889. He reported bilateral ovarian cysts in a 7-month fetus. Power16 in 1898 reported the first infant in whom the cyst was successfully removed.

We have been able to find only 25 reports of ovarian cysts in infants under one year of age, as is shown in the table. Only 4 of these patients had torsion of the cyst.

The patient reported upon here had an ovarian cyst with torsion in the newborn period.

Report of Case  A female infant was born at Clarkson Hospital on Sept. 12, 1958, to a primiparous mother. The prenatal course had been normal. Birth followed a 14-hour labor. The initial examination was normal. The infant seemed to do well for 2 days. She began to vomit persistently on the third day. The vomitus was

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