Crohn's disease with ovarian granuloma: A case report and review of the literature

Noah Rindos, Amanda Ecker, Gloria Carter, Suketu Mansuria

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We present an interesting case of a 35-year-old nulligravida with Crohn's disease with ovarian involvement. This is a rare manifestation of Crohn's disease, felt to arise from fistulization between the ovary and the intestine, most commonly the ileum. Our review of the literature revealed 11 additional case reports published in English with a total of 15 cases. The mean age at time of presentation was 33.7 years, with a predominance of right-sided involvement. This series included 10 patients with affected right ovaries, 3 with affected left ovaries, and 2 with bilateral involvement. We conclude that ovarian involvement in Crohn's disease, although rare, can exist, and that the gynecologic surgeon should be aware of this relevant disease manifestation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)914-916
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Crohn's disease
  • Ileo-ovarian fistula
  • Ovarian granuloma
  • Ovarian vegetable foreign matter
  • Pelvic pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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