Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Laparoscopic surgery of ovarian tumors in children: Report of 4 cases and literature review

Jin Aihong, Zhou Xiaping*, Zhou Fengzhen and Luo Lu
Department of Gynecology, the Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen, Guangdong 518035, P.R. China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 October 2010
  •  Published: 04 November 2010



In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and curative effects of laparoscopic surgery of ovarian benign tumors in children. The clinical data of four children with ovarian tumors who underwent laparoscopic surgery in the Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen from January, 2008 to February, 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Among these 4 children, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy was performed in 3 cases and laparascopic ovarian adnexectomy in one case. Mean operation time was 61.25 ± 32.24 min, mean intraoperative loss of blood was 5 - 100 ml, and mean length of postoperative hospital stay was 3 - 5 days. No postoperative complications or tumor recurrence was observed within the follow-up periods from 6 - 24 months. Laparoscopic surgery is the preferred treatment for ovarian benign tumors in children due to its safety and effectiveness.


Key words: Laparoscopic surgery, ovarian tumor, child.