alexa Multiple dermoid cysts within the same ovary: our experience of a rare case with review of the literature.


Advances in Oncology Research and Treatments

Author(s): Bournas N, Varras M, Kassanos D, Chrelias Ch, Tzaida O, , Bournas N, Varras M, Kassanos D, Chrelias Ch, Tzaida O,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Ovarian dermoid cysts are relatively frequent ovarian lesions that can be easily diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasonography. However, the recognition of multiple dermoid cysts, separated by normal ovarian tissue, within a single ovary is rare. CASE: We present a case with bilateral dermoid cysts, four dermoid cysts within the right ovary and one in the contralateral ovary. Transvaginal ultrasonography showed hyperechogenic areas in the right ovary with a hypoechogenic area in front of them; the hyperechogenic areas were separated by areas with the echogenicity of normal ovarian tissue and indentation, suggesting the presence of multiple dermoid cysts within the same ovary. CONCLUSION: Preoperative ultrasonographic suspicion of multiple dermoid cysts within the same ovary might contribute to a better decision about the surgical approach.
This article was published in Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol and referenced in Advances in Oncology Research and Treatments

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