Ovarian dermoid cyst - MRI

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Irregular menstrual periods.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

There is a 9 x 10 cm large multiloculated complex cystic mass in right adnexa with internal Rokitansky nodule and small fat nodule at the most anterior part which show signal drop on fat-suppressed sequence highly suggestive for a dermoid cyst.

Stretching of the uterus posteriorly also is noted.

The left ovary is normal in shape and signal intensity without evidence of solid or cystic mass lesions.

Case Discussion

Fat suppression sequences are used to differentiate between the ovarian dermoid cyst and hemorrhagic/endometrioma cyst as dermoid cyst contains fat and its signal will be suppressed in fat suppression.

In the recent case, the complex cystic mass show T2 shading similar to endometrioma, but the presence of the Rokitansky nodule and small fat component at the anterior part of the mass are diagnostic clues for the dermoid cyst.

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Case information

rID: 70832
Published: 7th Sep 2019
Last edited: 8th Sep 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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