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Title: Fertility in multiple recurrent bilateral ovarian teratomas: A case report
Authors: Bou Zerdan, Maroun
Bouferraa, Youssef
Boyrazian, Raffi
Skaf, Rana
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Benign gynecology
Dermoid cysts
Issue Date: 2022
Part of: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Volume: 10
Very few cases of bilateral and recurrent teratomas have been reported. We present the case of a 21-year-old nulliparous female who presented to an outside facility complaining of left flank pain and was found to have bilateral ovarian teratomas. The physician proceeded with a laparotomy. Five years later, the patient presented to our facility complaining of abdominal pain. Imaging revealed a second incidence of bilateral dermoid cysts for which she underwent a bilateral laparoscopic cystectomy. The patient retained her fertility and was able to deliver a newborn 2 years later. At the age of 31, and during a regular check-up, the patient was found again to have a third incidence of bilateral dermoid cysts for which she underwent bilateral laparoscopic cystectomy with preservation of her ovaries. In conclusion, laparoscopic removal of dermoid cysts is of utmost importance to retain the fertility of young patients. Regular check-up by ultrasound post-operatively is necessary to screen for recurrences and prevent painful presentations.
ISSN: 2050-313X
DOI: 10.1177/2050313X221074471
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Type: Journal Article
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