Posthysterectomy vault eversion with a large retroperitoneal mass

V. L. Handa, K. Jain, K. McCue, P. D. Schneider

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A woman with complete vaginal eversion was found to have a large pelvic mass, extending from the rectovaginal septum to the presacral space. This 66-year-old woman with posthysterectomy vaginal eversion complained of pelvic fullness. A pessary provided relief of the prolapse, but the symptom of fullness persisted. Physical examination did not identify a pelvic mass. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a 9 cm tumor of the rectovaginal septum, extending to the presacral space. At laparotomy the patient had a massive neurofibroma arising from the anterior rectal wall. This case is of interest because the complete vaginal prolapse obscured the diagnosis of this large pelvic tumor. CT and MRI were useful in identifying and characterizing the mass. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of vaginal prolapse with a large pelvic mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalInternational urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurofibroma
  • Rectovaginal septum
  • Vaginal prolapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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