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Ovarian Dermoid Cyst Causing Distal Ureteral Obstruction

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.283
Pages: 
157–9

ABSTRACT

A case of a 45-year old woman with an ovarian dermoid cyst causing ureteric colic secondary to distal ureteral obstruction is reported. The dermoid cyst was observed on computed tomography to be adjacent to and compressing the distal left ureter and this was confirmed at surgical exploration. Following oophorectomy, the patient’s symptoms completely resolved and the excised ovarian cyst was confirmed on pathological evaluation to be a dermoid cyst. This appears to be the first reported case of ureteral obstruction caused by an ovarian dermoid cyst in the English medical literature. 

Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2015
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