The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Western Hospital, "She was found to have a retrorectal mass confirmed as an anterior sacral meningocele on subsequent MRI. The authors explore the case, describe a method of intraoperative management to minimize the risk of severe complications and include a discussion of the differential diagnosis."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Central to this is an emphasis on advocating a cautious approach when confronted with an incidental unknown pelvic mass, as deleterious consequences may occur from biopsy of such a lesion."
For more information on this research see: Caution: Laparoscopic Biopsy of a Large Pelvic Mass May Result in Disaster. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2012;19(5):651-653. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/704371)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.R. Berstock, Great Western Hosp, Dept. of Gen Surg, Swindon, Wilts, United Kingdom.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Swindon, United Kingdom, Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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