Mature cystic teratoma

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


Lady presented with lower abdominal pain for a month.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years

There is a large cystic lesion with mural nodule, few internal septations, fluid and fat pocket and calcification noted arising from the right ovary, as the right ovary can not be visualized separately from the lesion. Imaging features are suggestive of mature cystic teratoma of ovary

Case Discussion

Mature cystic teratoma or commonly known as derrmoid cyst is a common benign ovarian tumor. It arises from all three germinal layers and that is why it displays a variety of tissues (i.e. hair, tooth, thyroid tissue, cartilage, often pockets of sebum) within it.

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Case information

rID: 29573
Published: 10th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Apr 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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