Doctors at Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital have given a new life by removing 16 cm and 2 kgs of the dermoid ovarian cyst from a 28-year-old woman while preserving ovaries for future fertility. Dermoid ovarian cyst is also called a teratoma, this cyst forms from reproductive cells that make eggs in the ovary (germ cells). The cyst can contain tissue, such as hair, skin or teeth. This type of cyst is rarely cancer.
Patient Ms Nisha Shah (name changed), IT professional, went to Kerala on a vacation. She opted for a massage wherein she came to know about the cyst. She did not have any complaints such as abdominal pain. However, the patient was referred to Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, and received timely treatment.
Dr Rajashri Tayshete Bhasale, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road said, “Clinical examination and investigations revealed a dermoid ovarian cyst of 16cm size. An ovarian dermoid cyst is a fluid-filled sac having tissue from your hair, skin, sweat glands, nerves, teeth, or other things like bones. Dermoid cysts of the ovary are not uncommon. This patient had a huge dermoid with elements like sebaceous material, hair, teeth, bones, skin and cartilage making it challenging to remove by laparoscopic surgery.”
Dr Bhasale added “We did three port Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy keeping in mind to preserve ovaries for future fertility. Cystectomy was done and the specimen was delivered through a small incision. Post-surgery patient was discharged on day 2 of surgery. It was important to treat her at the right time as this could have led to complications like torsion of ovary and thus compromising fertility.”