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Ovarian Dermoid Cyst Super-infected with Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus Leading to the Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis in an Adolescent.
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PMID:  21190874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Mature cystic teratomas (dermoid cysts) are the most common ovarian tumor in adolescents. Super-infection of a dermoid cyst is a rare event usually associated with a concomitant infection. CASE: A 14-year-old female was transferred to our institution with five days of fevers and abdominal pain. CT of the abdomen/pelvis was read as acute appendicitis with a 7.6 cm right adnexal dermoid cyst. The patient was treated for appendicitis but later found to have an infected dermoid cyst primarily infected with methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus, which led the misdiagnosis of appendicitis. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION: Super-infection of an ovarian dermoid cyst is an extremely rare event. We recommend that previously described evaluation, surgical management, and ovarian conservation be employed in all cases of ovarian dermoid cysts.
Ryan J Spencer; Kyle C Kurek; Marc R Laufer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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