Infected dermoid

Case contributed by Dr Rodney Strahan


Fever and pelvic pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Bilobed pelvic mass with 'tip of iceberg' appearance suggesting ovarian dermoid. Pelvic fluid.

Bilateral paracolic collections with stranding suggesting infected fluid.

Modality: Photo

Surgical specimen shows bilobed lesion which contained pus.

When opened, the contents confirmed a dermoid with hair, fat etc.

Case Discussion

The typical ultrasound appearance of a dermoid (mature cystic ovarian teratoma) in the pelvis of a female with added information (history and paracolic collections) suggesting that it has been complicated by infection.

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Case Information

rID: 50783
Case created: 21st Jan 2017
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2017
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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