Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 266, Issue 3, pp 126–129 | Cite as

Laparoscopic management of ovarian dermoid cysts. A series of 83 cases

  • C. Berg
  • U. Berndorff
  • K. Diedrich
  • E. Malik
Original Article

Abstract 

We did a retrospective survey of 83 patients who had laparoscopic removal of a benign dermoid cyst in our hospital since 1994. Preoperative transvaginal sonography led to the correct diagnosis in 57 cases (69%). In 59 cases cystectomy with ovarian conservation was performed; spillage of cyst contents occurred in 39 cases (66%). Salpingo-oophorectomy was performed in 24 patients with spillage in 8 cases (24%). The mean tumor size (n=83) was 4.5±1.6 cm and 4.9±2.8 cm for unspilled and spilled cysts, respectively. The tumor was placed in an endobag in 62 cases. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred. No case of chemical peritonitis was noted.

Key words Dermoid cyst Teratoma Laparoscopy Ovary Tumor 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Berg
    • 1
  • U. Berndorff
    • 1
  • K. Diedrich
    • 1
  • E. Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck, Germany e-mail: christophberg@hotmail.com Tel.: 0049-451-5002155, Fax: 0049-451-5002367DE

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