Background: We describe a minimally invasive, image-guided technique for obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomaly (OHVIRA) syndrome complicated by tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). Case: A 15-year-old female adolescent with OHVIRA syndrome presented with TOA. Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen/pelvis showed a loculated pelvic mass and fluid collection near the obstructed left hemivagina. Tissue quality and ill-defined surgical planes prevented surgical excision. A transabdominal drain was placed via laparoscopic port by Interventional Radiology. She later underwent transvaginal and transabdominal drain placement into the hemivaginal collection using computed tomography and ultrasound guidance, allowing for surgical excision of the vaginal septum, drainage and excision of the TOA, and neosalpingostomy. Summary and Conclusion: Because of the anatomic complexity in OHVIRA syndrome, preoperative minimally invasive techniques with Interventional Radiology collaboration can assist intraoperative anatomic navigation for successful surgical treatment.
- Interventional radiology
- Tubo-ovarian abscess
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology