Bilateral dermoid cyst of the ovary: A case report.

Njoku C1,2, Oriji PC1*, Afolabi AS1,2, Kuete E1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gloryland Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr. Oriji, Peter Chibuzor; +234 706 423 3209; chibuzor54@gmail.com

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Abstract

Background: Dermoid cysts are benign germ cell tumours which make up to 10 – 25% of all ovarian tumours, and are bilateral in 10 – 15% of cases. They are usually found in women of reproductive age-group but can also be found in post-menopausal women, and are usually asymptomatic.
Case presentation: She was a 38-year-old P3+0 (with two living children), who presented to the gynaecological clinic of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa with six-month history of abdominal mass and one-week history of lower abdominal pain. She was investigated; subsequently had exploratory laparotomy with bilateral salpingo-ovariectomy and followed up for one year.
Conclusion: Ovarian tumours usually present with non-specific symptoms. Early recognition of a Dermoid cyst and intervention are necessary to avoid potential complications.

Keywords: Dermoid cyst, Germ cell tumours, Salpingo-ovariectomy.

Cite this article: Njoku C, Oriji PC, Afolabi AS, Kuete E. Bilateral dermoid cyst of the ovary: A case report. Yen Med J. 2020;2(1):190–192.

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