Document Type : Research Paper


1 Al-Jamhoori Teaching Hospital in Mosul , Nineveh Health Department

2 Department of Family and Community Medicine , College Of Medicine , University Of Mosul , Mosul , Iraq


Background: Ruptured ovarian cysts are common gynaecological presentation to health institutions most commonly presented with abdominal pain.
Objective: Describe the clinical profile of cases diagnosed to have ruptured ovarian cysts.   
Methodology: The current study is a case series study conducted in Al-Jumhory and Al-Salam Teaching Hospitals in Mosul.  During the period from 1st Jan. to the end of October. 2021. The study subjects include 64 females' presented to the involved hospitals and diagnosed to have ruptured ovarian cysts.
Results: About 70% of participants were in the age group 11-26 years. More than half of the study population reports primary school education compared to only 15% of cases who report university level of education. Also, it has been found that  27 patients (41.67 %) were married. The majority of cases were diagnosed to have right ovarian cyst, moreover, 70.31% of patients presented with right Iliac fossa pain. Nausea, and vomiting was reported by 85.94% and 60.94% of study population respectively. on the other hand, vaginal bleeding was observed among only 15.63%.
Conclusion: The frequency of ovarian cyst rupture is relatively high among younger women, and in lower educational levels women, whereas positive family history of ovarian cyst rupture was infrequent.


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