Ovarian Teratoma Masquerading as a CSF Pseudocyst in a Female with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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Ovarian Teratoma Masquerading as a CSF Pseudocyst in a Female with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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Title: Ovarian Teratoma Masquerading as a CSF Pseudocyst in a Female with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Author: Mislow, John M. K.; Slotkin, Jonathan; Proctor, Mark R.

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Citation: Mislow, John M. K., Jonathan R. Slotkin, and Mark R. Proctor. 2009. Ovarian teratoma masquerading as a CSF pseudocyst in a female with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Case Reports in Medicine 2009: 240705.
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Abstract: Background: In today's fast-paced and high-acuity emergency departments, clinicians are often compelled to triage cases so rapidly that a differential diagnosis consistent with the history and physical examination is not comprehensive. Case Report: This case report describes the unexpected finding of a cystic ovarian neoplasm in a young female with an abdominal mass and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, initially diagnosed as a cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst. We use this case to illustrate that the astute clinician must always synthesize a diagnosis from all data sources and not to rely on initial radiographic evaluations. Conclusions: This remarkable case demonstrates that all differential diagnoses must be entertained in order to rapidly and accurately diagnose a patient with a cystic abdominal mass.
Published Version: doi:10.1155/2009/240705
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2729319/pdf/
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