dermoid cyst outside ovary

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Registered: 02-03-2014
dermoid cyst outside ovary
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 4:27pm


I have been diagnosed a dermoid cyst outside ovary between ovary and uterus and near intestine.

That cyst is 7mm x 4mm.

My gynaecologist advised me for laprotomy rather than laproscopy.

Can you please help me regarding this.

I am married and have 3yrs old son. Last year i got dnc.

I was pregnant for 9 weeks this decembef and unfortunately i got miscarriage 

On 28th december and got dnc. After 1week when i consulted gynaecologist for ultasound to check if every thing clear in uterus,

She saw this cyst outside ovary. After ultrasounds, rectum checkup ant CT scan

It is now finally diagnosed as dermoid cyst.

Sonologist says to wait for 6 weeks that this cyst may gone by itself and gynaecologist says to laprotomy...

What should i do now???

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 7:17pm

I don't know who, or what kind of doctor the "sonologist" is, but they don't know what they are talking about.  In this case I would listen to the gynecologist.  A dermoid cyst will NOT "go away by itself".  A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth, or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin.  They grow slowly, but they can cause serious problems if not removed, up to and including cancer.

One of my daughters had a dermoid cyst.  Her dr also recommended laparotomy because if there are any complications, or if the cyst become difficult to remove for any reason, they would need to terminate the 'scopy and open her anyway.  Hers turned out to be 3 times the size of yours, and as wrapped around one ovary, and was also attached to the floor of the pelvis. They had to remove the ovary along with the cyst, but she now finally has a healthy pregnancy, and is near term, at 32 years old.

Avatar for cmerin
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 02-04-2014 - 11:16am

Hi there -

I'm sorry you're going through this. Honestly, I'd lean towards listening to my OB/GYN vs the ultrasound tech. You may want to post this over on our Gynecology board as wel; someone may have experience with this.

Best of luck to you!

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 02-04-2014 - 11:41am

If you doubt your gynecologist's advice then seek a second opinion from another gynecologist. The sonologist is probably just a technician or maybe a radiologist (MD) but I would defer to a specialist in the female reproductive system.