Dermoid cyst of the ovary

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Left lower abdominal pain and disturbed menstruation

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Female

Transabdominal ultrasonography reveals complex heterogenous cyst posterior to the uterus and contains turbid and echogenic contents. The right ovary is visualized.


Large complex cyst occupying the Douglas pouch and stretching the uterus anteriorly. It contains fat/fluid level with floating soft tissue mass giving the appearance of tip of iceberg sign. Also foci of calcification are noted. 

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Case information

rID: 23303
Case created: 3rd Jun 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2018
System: Gynaecology
Tag: ovary
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