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A dermoid cyst in the greater omentum as a rare epigastric tumor.
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PMID:  14963788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 36-year-old female presented with unspecific epigastric discomfort, without weight loss, night sweat or fever. Ultrasound and computed tomography showed a solid tumor with a diameter of 9 cm in the left upper abdomen, without any connection to the stomach, the pancreas or spleen. Laparoscopy showed a connection to parts of the greater omentum. Two days after laparoscopic resection the patient was discharged from hospital. Histology revealed the rare diagnosis of a dermoid cyst. A possible malignant degeneration of the tumor has to be considered, and therefore the tumor should be resected. Since the operation the patient is asymptomatic and without tumor recurrence.
R Pfitzmann; J Klupp; V Krenn; P Neuhaus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0044-2771     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-13     Completed Date:  2004-07-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0033370     Medline TA:  Z Gastroenterol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Charité, Virchow-Clinic, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Division / physiology
Dermoid Cyst / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Omentum* / pathology,  surgery
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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