Dermoid cyst of ovary

Case contributed by Dr M Venkatesh


Presented with pain in the lower abdomen

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Female

Large well defined cystic lesion in the pelvis predominantly occupying the right adnexa. The cyst is seen showing hypodense areas of negative attenuation (fat) and tooth-like calcification in the periphery of the cyst, suggesting a dermoid cyst.

Case Discussion

Presence of fat and characteristic tooth like calcification indicates the cyst as mature cystic teratoma which is a benign teratoma.

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Case information

rID: 31011
Published: 15th Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
Tag: ovary
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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