Ovarian dermoid

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Chronic pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
X-ray

Lucency in the pelvis with a calcific density (more or less tooth-shaped) at the periphery (arrow). This is classical of a dermoid cyst with tooth. 

Case Discussion

Possible complications of dermoids include include:

  • rupture
  • ovarian torsion
  • malignant change (rarely)
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Case information

rID: 35883
Published: 6th May 2015
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2018
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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