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Abnormal Elevated CA 19-9 in the Dermoid Cyst: A Sign of the Ovarian Torsion?

Authors
Journal
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2090-6684
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Publication Date
Volume
2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2013/860505
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Dermoid cyst is the most common germ cell tumor of the ovary containing various tissue elements. Ovarian torsion is a common complication of which ultrasonographic diagnosis is confusing. We report here a 14-year-old adolescent with painless torsion of the ovary including dermoid cyst and with abnormal elevated CA 19-9 serum levels. Elevated CA 19-9 level may be related to ovarian torsion and may predict the extent of tissue necrosis.

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