The growth pattern of ovarian dermoid
cysts: a prospective study in premenopausal and postmenopausal women.
An ovarian dermoid
cyst (DC) or a benign cystic teratoma is a benign tumor descending from germinal cells.
Large (15x10x5 cm) left sided ovarian dermoid
was present which had ruptured (figure 1)
Excision of ovarian dermoid
cyst by laparoscopy and by laparotomy.
Malignant transformation of ovarian dermoid
cysts is rare, with the incidence at approximately 1% to 2% of all ovarian neoplasms.
On computed tomography, right ovary showed well defined circular lesion of 115 x 105 millimeter with regular borders without calcification, uterus- normal, left ovary- normal--findings suggestive of right Ovarian Dermoid
Two patients had ovarian dermoid
where ovary was salvaged in one by doing cystectomy and in the other a salpingoophorectomy was performed.
Thornton is autoamputation and re-implantation of an ovarian dermoid
cyst as a result of torsion (1,4).
Sometimes, ovarian dermoid
can present with complications like, torsion (16% of ovarian teratomas), rupture (1-4%), malignant transformation (1-2%), infection (1%) and autoimmune hemolytic anaemia (< 1%) (2, 3, 4).