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The Superinfection of Dermoid Cysts in Nigeria

Wilson Onuigbo


Timothy Nwabunike


Joseph Ojukwu

Wilson Onuigbo 1

Timothy Nwabunike 2 Joseph Ojukwu 2 

  1. Department of Pathology, The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria 1

  2. Surgery, The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria 2

Pages: 115-116

DOI: 10.18488/journal.9/2016.3.11/

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Article History:

Received: 27 November, 2015
Revised: 31 March, 2016
Accepted: 18 October, 2016
Published: 03 December, 2016


Mature cystic teratoma of the ovary may be complicated by torsion, rupture, and malignant change, but is rarely complicated by infection. Here we report two cases. One was associated with subumbilical hernia operation, and the other followed appendectomy. In all probability, the complication was due to nosocomial infection in this developing community. This is of forensic importance.
Contribution/ Originality
TN and WO operated. WO took care of the literature.


Teratoma, Cyst, Ovary, Superinfection, Nigeria.



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This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


TN operated on Case 1; JO on Case 2; WO wrote up both.

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