Multiple and bilateral benign cystic teratomas of ovary with broad ligament leiomyoma: a case report

  • SM Choukimath
  • CA Ramalingappa
Keywords: Ovary, tumors, benign, cystic, teratoma, leiomyoma

Abstract

Background: Benign cystic teratoma is the most common tumor of ovary. Though bilateralism is seen in 10-15% of the cases, bilateral and multiple benign cystic teratomas are rare and very few cases have been reported in the literature. Aim: We present a case of bilateral and multiple benign cystic teratomas with a broad ligament leiomyoma. Case findings: A 38 –year- old female presented with lower abdominal pain of 5 months duration. Ultrasonography of abdomen showed bilateral multiple adnexal cystic masses with multiple hyper-echoic solid components. Laparoscopy was done. There were bilateral tumors, two on right side and three on left side. Posterior surface of the uterus showed a fibroid. Ovarian cystectomy and myomectomy was done under general anesthesia with preservation of both ovaries. Report of bilateral and multiple benign cystic teratomas with broad ligament fibroid was given. Conclusion: When teratomas are multiple and bilateral, recurrence in the form of a dermoid cyst (3%) or immature teratoma (2-2.6%) in the residual ipsilateral ovary is most frequent. Because of the rarity and increased recurrence rate, we are presenting this case. Keywords: Ovary, tumors, benign, cystic, teratoma, leiomyoma
Published
2013-08-06
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Articles

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