Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management

Benign Large Gynaecological Masses

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Dr Rajalakshmi Rajagopal, Dr Greg Ofili
Foundation Years Journal, volume 8, issue 9, p.10 (123Doc Education, London, October 2014)


Benign gynaecological masses usually present with menstrual abnormalities and pressure symptoms. Clinical examination and relevant investigations aid in the diagnosis. Management should be tailored to suit the needs of the patient. Complications should be promptly recognised and treated. Critical incident reporting of major post- operative complications should be done to learn lessons and prevent recurrence. Effective communication is essential to prevent complaints.

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Dr Rajalakshmi Rajagopal

Wishaw General Hospital
50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP

Dr Greg Ofili

Wishaw General Hospital
50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP


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