Ovarian dermoid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Accidental finding in patient with right loin pain who underwent a CT exam of the urinary tract

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
CT

Left ovarian lesion with fat density and chunks of calcification.

Case Discussion

Usually, mature cystic teratomas are asymptomatic, however, nonspecific symptoms might occur in some patients with the mean age of the affected group 30 years. CT findings of mature teratoma are fat attenuation within a cyst and may be associated with calcification in the wall or a fat fluid interface may be encountered.

On the contrary an immature cystic teratoma usually happens in a younger age group, mostly the second decade. They are less common and have a malignant tendency. Immature teratoma may be bilateral and may be associated with mature teratoma of the contralateral ovary. Immature teratomas tend to be larger in size with heterogeneous solid appearance. A small amount of fat and calcification can be demonstrated within the lesion.

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Case information

rID: 52836
Case created: 22nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 25th Apr 2017
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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