Ovarian Dysgerminoma Presenting With Secondary Amenorrhoea: Case Report

  • Efena R Efetie Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National Hospital, Abuja
  • Auustine C Umezulike Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National Hospital, Abuja
  • Arthur C Ikeme Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UNTH, Enugu
  • Edmund J Nwana Department of Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy, National Hospital, Abuja
Keywords: Ovarian, Dysgerminoma, Secondary Amenorrhoea


A rare case of ovarian dysgerminoma presenting with 20) amenorrhoea in a 34 year old nulliparous woman is described. Her main clinical features were four years amenorrhoea, hirsutism and clitoridal enlargement. Investigation revealed very high level of testosterone with sonographic evidence of a right ovarian cyst measuring 60 x 55 mm. At surgery, cysts were found in both ovaries. Right oophorectomy and left ovarian cystectomy was performed. Histological examination confirmed dysgerminoma of the right ovary and corpus luteal cyst on the left ovary. Post-operatively, her menstration has resumed, facial hair growth disappeared and clitoridal enlargement is diminishing.
Key Words: Ovarian, Dysgerminoma, Secondary Amenorrhoea.
[Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2004;21:69-70]

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