Laparoscopic Management of an Ovarian Dermoid Cyst Containing a Mandibular Structure with Teeth: A Novel Surgical Approach

Stephanie Tardieu, Heather Appelbaum

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Abstract

Background: The presence of ectodermal-derived tissue, including teeth, in an ovarian dermoid cyst is a common occurrence. The presence of a fully formed mandibular structure with teeth, however, is rare, and there are few case reports in the literature that discuss its surgical management. Case: We report a case of an adolescent girl found to have a mandibular structure with teeth in her dermoid cyst at the time of her laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and a novel surgical approach in the extraction of the cyst contents from the abdominal cavity. Summary and Conclusion: The use of an arthroscopic surgical blade to morcellate the mandibular-like bone allowed for completion of the procedure laparoscopically, without laparotomy for specimen extraction, allowing the patient to benefit from the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Bone
  • Dermoid
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mandible
  • Ovarian pathology
  • Pediatric gynecology
  • Surgical technique
  • Teeth
  • Teratoma

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