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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 845198, 2 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Presentation of Ovarian Teratoma: A Case Report

Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

Received 12 February 2012; Accepted 12 April 2012

Academic Editors: W. D. Grant, S. Limmer, and V. Papadopoulos

Copyright © 2012 Seema Khanna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mature cystic teratomas account for 10–20% of all ovarian neoplasms and are the most common neoplasm in younger patients. Spontaneous rupture of the teratoma is rare and has been occasionally reported. Here we present an unusual case of left ovarian teratoma rupturing into sigmoid colon.