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2022 Oct

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Ruptured dermoid cyst of ovary developing into chronic peritonitis; a rare complication diagnosed by contrast CT: A case study.


Rai K, Dhakal B, Shahi S, Pant S, Sapkota S, Timilsina B
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Oct; 82:104700.
PMID: 36268424.


Dermoid cyst also called Mature cystic teratoma is the most common ovarian germ cell tumor of pre-menopausal females, composed of skin, hair, teeth, and sebum covered by thick fibrous tissue. It can present with complications like torsion, rupture, infection, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. The case highlights the role of imaging in the diagnosis of ruptured dermoid cyst which can have subtle clinical features.