Ovarian dermoid cyst causing hydronephrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Right flank and lower abdominal pain of 2 months duration

Patient Data

Age: 16 years old
Gender: Female

CT scout reveals large blank area at the right iliac fossa that contains calcification and displaces the adjacent bowel. CT reveals large right adnexal multi loculated cystic lesion that contains fat, fluid and calcification. It displaces the adjacent bowel loops and compresses the right ureter causing hydronephrosis and delayed right renal excretion.

Case Discussion

Mature cystic teratoma (ovarian dermoid cyst) is a benign tumor that contains cells from all germ layers (endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm). Diagnosis can be made by ultrasonography, CT or MRI with the detection of fat and calcification within the lesion.

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Case information

rID: 25721
Case created: 4th Nov 2013
Last edited: 5th Feb 2016
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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