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Multiple and Bilateral Dermoids


A 27-year-old nulliparous woman presented with pain in the lower abdomen for six months. She was diagnosed to have bilateral dermoid cysts. Ovarian dermoid tumors can be bilateral in up to 15% of cases. After laparoscopy, we found that she had 7 dermoid cysts on the left side and 2 dermoid cysts on the right side, which is a rare occurrence. All the dermoid cysts were enucleated laparoscopically. The cysts were placed in an endobag and retrieved by morcellation. A one year follow up showed no evidence of recurrence or granulomatous peritonitis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2010) 17, 235–238.