Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences

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

Omental dermoid mimicking as an adnexal mass


Kavya Abhilashi, Pratibha Kumari, Jyotsana Rani, Sangeeta Pankaj 
 Department of Gynecological Oncology, State Cancer Institute, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Sangeeta Pankaj
Professor, Gynecological Oncology, SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, - 800 014
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Abhilashi K, Kumari P, Rani J, Pankaj S. Omental dermoid mimicking as an adnexal mass.J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2021;7:76-78


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Abhilashi K, Kumari P, Rani J, Pankaj S. Omental dermoid mimicking as an adnexal mass. J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];7:76-78
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