Cecal dermoid cyst

Victoria Valinluck Lao, Rebecca Stark, Thomas S. Lendvay, George T. Drugas

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Dermoid cysts of the cecum are very rare; including this report only three cases have been described in pediatric patients. We describe a case of a girl found to have a cecal dermoid cyst with no previous history of abdominal trauma or intraabdominal operations. Unlike acquired dermoid cysts that likely result from epithelial implantation following a surgical procedure or trauma, congenital dermoid cysts of the abdominal viscera are thought to result from ectodermal implantation during embryogenesis. We discuss the distinction between acquired and congenital dermoid cysts, their presentation as well as differential diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cecal dermoid cyst
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Pediatric dermoid cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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