ISSN: 2454-2342 (online), 2454-2334 (print)

The New Indian Journal of OBGYN 3(1)

Parasitic dermoid cyst: obstructed labor

Suwa Ram Saini, Pallavi Jindal, Priyanka Pachauri, Richa Gupta


Dermoid cysts and cystadenoma are the most frequent organic benign ovarian tumors diagnosed during pregnancy. Dermoid cyst becoming parasitic and causing obstructed labor is one of the very rare phenomenon observed during pregnancy contributing to significant perinatal morbidity. Here we are presenting a case of 25 years old third gravid female at term pregnancy with obstructed labor. She was immediately taken for caesarean section and delivered a healthy female child. 10x12 cm cystic mass was found impacted in pouch of douglas separate from adnexal without any connection with other organ. Enucleation was not possible, so aspiration taken and sent for microbiological and histopathological examination. On reporting it was found to be dermoid cyst.

doi: 10.21276/obgyn.2016.3.1.12 Full Text PDF
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