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Large Ovarian Dermoid, a Cause for Fetal Growth Restriction and Oligohydramnios: Rare Instance in Literature

Sonal Agarwal, A Anupma, Jagadish C Sharma

Keywords : Dermoid cyst, Fetal growth restriction, Oligohydramnios, Teratoma

Citation Information : Agarwal S, Anupma A, Sharma JC. Large Ovarian Dermoid, a Cause for Fetal Growth Restriction and Oligohydramnios: Rare Instance in Literature. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (6):744-746.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2031

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Ovarian dermoids mostly remain asymptomatic during pregnancy. Large dermoids may present with torsion, hemorrhage, or rupture. However, a dermoid cyst causing fetal growth restriction (FGR) and oligohydramnios is a very rare entity. The authors report a case of a large ovarian dermoid (15 × 12 cm) hampering intrauterine fetal growth. Due to the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) lockdown, the patient was unable to get ultrasound examinations in early gestation, and thereby, surgical intervention was not possible during the second trimester. As a result, this growing teratoma finally led to FGR by either exerting a pressure effect upon the uterus or by dwindling its blood supply.

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