Dermoid Cyst - Laparoscopic Cystectomy


A 35 year old woman presented with an incidental finding of a 6cm ovarian cyst on pelvic ultrasound.


The classic features of a dermoid cyst were noted. The natural history of a dermoid cyst is that it slowly increases in size. Occasionally torsion (twisting) can result.


A Laparoscopic Cystectomy was performed. The pictures show how the cyst is removed. The operation lasts 45 minutes.


Laparoscopic picture showing normal uterus, left ovarian dermoid and normal right ovary

The ovary is opened and the cyst removed from the inside of the ovary

Close-up of left ovarian dermoid cyst.

The left ovary will gradually heal and return to a normal appearance