Tubo-ovarian Abscess Masquerading as Dual Tumours

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We describe a case of a patient presenting to the emergency department with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms, diagnosed on computed tomography as a large bowel obstruction secondary to a stenosing sigmoid malignancy and a complex cystic ovarian mass, also concerning for malignancy, in the presence of an elevated Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125). The patient proceeded to theatre for a colonoscopy, laparotomy, salpingo-oopherectomy, and appendicectomy, and was found to have a tubo-ovarian abscess.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalOSP Journal of Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2020


  • Abscess
  • Krukenberg Tumour
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen
  • Colon
  • Sigmoid
  • Laparotomy

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