Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
version ISSN 0138-6557
SOLIS ALFONSO, Lesly; ALVAREZ PADRON, Jesús Francisco; PINEIRA, Bárbara Mercedes Paula and PEREZ ESCRIBANO, Jesús. Imaging diagnosis of a ovary giant teratoma. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.2, pp. 182-188. ISSN 0138-6557.
This is the case of a female patient aged 85 presenting with a giant teratoma of a twisted ovary that came to consultation due to acute abdominal pain. At physical examination it was noted a total increase of the abdomen volume. Ultrasound was used as well as abdomen simple tomography, founding a big abdominal tumor (20 cm) compatible with the ovarian cystic teratoma that due to the abdominal pain background and the tomography features arise the suspicions of a twisted ovary, leading to the immediate surgical treatment verifying the proposed diagnostic possibility. The postoperative course was favorable and again the patient completely recovery was discharged. The teratomas are an uncommon finding in elderly woman; nevertheless, it is impossible to forget its presence.
Keywords : Ovary giant teratoma; ovary cystic teratoma; dermoid cyst.