Dermoid Cyst

dermoid cyst

This young female patient presented with chronic pelvic pain. The plain radiograph shows a lucency in the pelvis with a calcific density (more or less tooth-shaped) at the periphery (arrow). This is classical of a dermoid cyst with tooth.

Possible complications include:
1. Rupture
2. Torsion
3. Rarely, malignant change

Reference : Outwater EK, Siegelman ES, and Hunt JL. Ovarian Teratomas: Tumor Types and Imaging Characteristics. RadioGraphics 2001; 21: 475.

Credit: Dr Abhijit Datir