Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2024, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (1): 29-31.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2024.230035

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Benign Cystic Teratoma of Maldescended Ovary: a Rare Ultrasound Case Report

Ashraf Talaat Youssef, PhDa,*()   

  1. aRadiology department, Faculty of medicine, Fayoum university, Egypt
  • Received:2023-05-10 Accepted:2023-07-13 Online:2024-03-30 Published:2024-02-04
  • Contact: Radiology department, Faculty of medicine, Fayoum university, Egypt.e-mail:,


The ovaries are normally situated on the lateral aspect of the uterus in a shallow depression called an ovarian fossa. Maldescended ovaries occur when the ovary has not been localized in an intrapelvic location. Maldescended ovaries can be found with a normal uterus and more often with Mullerian duct abnormalities. There is no established association between ovarian tumors and maldescended ovaries. The present case report is a very rare case of mature cystic teratoma of a maldescended right ovary located within the subhepatic region. To bring this into focus in cases with an abnormal dermoid cyst site in a female. The patient should be carefully evaluated for ovarian sites and the possibility of maldescended ovaries should be taken into account. The maldescended ovaries with complicated cysts or with tumor should be included in the differential diagnosis of causes of abdominal pain in females.

Key words: Maldescended ovary; Ovarian anomalies; Mullerian duct anomalies; Benign cystic teratoma; Elevated serum hCG