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Benign cystic teratoma of ovary perforating into small intestine with co-existent typhoid fever

In Indian Journal of Gastroenterology
By: Upadhye V.
Contributor(s): Tongaonkar HB | Gupta S | Wuntkal R | Gujral S | maheshwariamita@yahoo.com | Maheshwari A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 24 Issues 5.Publisher: 2005Description: 216-217.Subject(s): Typhoid fever | Ovary | Cystic teratoma | DDC classification: In: Indian Journal of GastroenterologySummary: Intra-peritoneal rupture or perforation into adjacent abdominal viscera is a rare complication of benign cystic teratoma (dermoid cyst) of the ovary. We report a 48-year-old woman in whom an ovarian dermoid cyst perforated into a loop of the small bowel. The patient had co-existing typhoid fever, which probably predisposed to this complication. She recovered on antibiotic therapy and after surgical excision.
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Intra-peritoneal rupture or perforation into adjacent abdominal viscera is a rare complication of benign cystic teratoma (dermoid cyst) of the ovary. We report a 48-year-old woman in whom an ovarian dermoid cyst perforated into a loop of the small bowel. The patient had co-existing typhoid fever, which probably predisposed to this complication. She recovered on antibiotic therapy and after surgical excision.

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