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Open Access Case Report

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

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1 Third Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University General Hospital “ATTIKON”, Athens, Third District National Health System, Athens (Greece)
2 Department of Pathology, University General Hospital “ATTIKON”, Athens, Third District National Health System, Athens (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2004, 31(4), 305–308;
Published: 10 December 2004
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.

Keywords
Dermoid cyst
Mature teratoma
Multiple
Same ovary
Unilateral
Ultrasonography
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