Dermoid cysts are of congenital origin. They occur from the germ layers of the fetus and can develop on any body part. In our patient’s particular case, on both ovaries. They can grow later in life and manifest with pain and infertility. It is a pluripotent tissue and may contain bone, cartilage, pus, sebum, teeth, thyroid, etc. They can grow enormously, thus damaging the ovarian tissue.
The procedure is explained by Dr. Hristijan Trpcevski, who led the operation of the young girl:
“In this young girl, the right ovary had a cyst of 7 cm, and the left of 3 cm. The cysts were removed laparoscopically with preservation of the healthy ovarian tissue, so that the patient can be a mother in the future. Bilateral cysts are rare, while in our practice we have had many cases with dermoid cysts on one ovary.” said Dr. Hristijan Trpcevski after the operation.