Student Research Posters
A Rare Instance of a Benign Ovarian Cystic Teratoma with Multiple Teeth
Cory L Albrechtsen OMS-IV, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (626)825-5276
Darwana Ratleff Todd MD, Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces and Clinical Instructor in the
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (575)202-3782
Brianna Wellington MD, Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces (575)522-9793
Benign ovarian cystic teratomas, or dermoid cysts, are common ovarian tumors with elements of ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. The majority of these are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on imaging or during workup of abdominal pain as 16% present as ovarian torsion. This case reviews the findings of a woman who presented to the ED with lower abdominal pain which revealed a benign cystic teratoma. Surgical excision revealed an enlarge right ovary with a large mass of hair, sebaceous fluid, cartilage, bone, marrow, muscle and 9 teeth. All elements were carefully resected and excised while minimizing spillage of contents. The incidence of dermoid cysts with multiple teeth is not well documented, but agreed to be rare.