Occult traumatic avulsion of an ovarian dermoid cyst

Robert L. Levine, Paul E. Pepe, William Blackstone, Julius Danzinger, Joseph Varon

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Abstract

This case report describes a unique presentation involving avulsion of an ovarian dermoid tumor which occurred as the result of blunt trauma secondary to a motor vehicle collision. Despite an unimpressive initial presentation and normal physical examination, the patient subsequently developed symptoms of severe hemorrhage requiring aggressive intravascular volume resuscitation. A ruptured ovarian dermoid tumor was eventually diagnosed by computerized axial tomography. A review of the literature by the authors did not reveal any similar cases of previous reports of this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Dermoid Cyst
Motor Vehicles
Resuscitation
Physical Examination
Neoplasms
Tomography
Hemorrhage
Ovarian Teratoma
Compassion Fatigue

Keywords

  • avulsion
  • Dermoid cyst
  • hemorrhage, shock
  • injury
  • ovarian
  • teratoma
  • trauma, blunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Occult traumatic avulsion of an ovarian dermoid cyst. / Levine, Robert L.; Pepe, Paul E.; Blackstone, William; Danzinger, Julius; Varon, Joseph.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1992, p. 344-346.

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Levine, Robert L. ; Pepe, Paul E. ; Blackstone, William ; Danzinger, Julius ; Varon, Joseph. / Occult traumatic avulsion of an ovarian dermoid cyst. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 344-346.
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