Ovary: Poster Abstract: Dermoid cyst in an 82-year-old woman: Can be non malignant: Its management
This article was originally published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
Dermoid cyst of ovary is the second most common type of ovarian germ cell tumor which constitutes 30 to 40% among ovarian tumors. It occurs mostly in women of reproductive age group between 20 and 40 years and very rarely in postmenopausal women. Postmenopause has its own set of symptoms and risks. One such risk is the possibility of malignancy of ovarian cyst with an incidence of 0.5 to 2%. We present an unusual and rare case of an 82 year old woman, who presented with complaints of pain abdomen and constipation for one year duration. Colonoscopy revealed diverticulitis. Despite being treated for diverticulitis, her symptoms persisted. CT was done which showed a right ovarian mass. Diagnostic laparoscopy was done and pus seen in the abdominal cavity was collected, bowel was distended, and dermoid cyst of ovary of 12 × 10 cm size which had undergone torsion three and a half times. Detorsion of ovary with right oophorectomy was done. Histopathology confirmed features of dermoid cyst with torsional changes in the wall and focal gangrene with no evidence of malignancy. Dermoid cyst occurs very rarely in postmenopausal women and treatment of choice is oophorectomy. Authors with this case highlight the proper management of ovarian dermoid cyst in symptomatic postmenopausal women.