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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-78

Omental dermoid mimicking as an adnexal mass

Department of Gynecological Oncology, State Cancer Institute, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Sangeeta Pankaj
Professor, Gynecological Oncology, SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, - 800 014
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_23_21

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Dermoid cysts are one of the most frequently occurring ovarian tumor; parasitic dermoids however are extremely rare. Most of the omental teratomas appear to have developed from self-amputation of cysts in the ovary followed by their re-implantation into the omentum. Omental teratomas can be located in the pelvis and mimic as an adnexal mass. Preoperative diagnostic imaging methods may not provide adequate information. We present here a case of menopausal female who presented with pain abdomen and preoperative evaluation suggested an adnexal mass. However, when surgery was performed, there was no adnexal pathology; however, there was an omental dermoid. Thus, gynecologists should always keep in mind the possibility of intraabdominal ovarian teratomas in the differential diagnosis of suspicious adnexal masses during surgery. The awareness among the surgeons of such masses may help prevent misdiagnosis and delayed treatment.

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