Giant cyst of the rete ovarii in a child

Acikalin M. F., Tokar B.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.40, no.6, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The ovarian cysts are mostly nonneoplastic in children and could be categorized as follicular, simple, and corpus luteum cysts. Follicle cysts are the most common type in both neonates and older children. The rete ovarii rarely gives rise to cysts and to benign and malignant tumors. The rete cysts are most often found in postmenopausal women and have not been reported in children yet. We describe herein a case of giant rete cyst of ovary in an 11-year-old girl and discuss the clinical and histopathologic features of such cysts. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.