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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 981387, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/981387
Case Report

Giant Pelvic Retroperitoneal Epidermoid Cyst: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology II, University Hospital Hassan II, BP1835 Atlass Fez, Morocco
2Visceral Surgery Department, University Hospital Hassan II, BP1835 Atlass Fez, Morocco
3Department of Anatomic Pathology, University Hospital Hassan II, BP1835 Atlass Fez, Morocco

Received 8 August 2012; Accepted 2 October 2012

Academic Editor: Michael Hünerbein

Copyright © 2012 F. Z. Fdili Alaoui 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.

Abstract

Epidermoid cyst is a frequent benign cutaneous tumor. The pelvic localization does not occur very often. The literature that taps into such cases is very limited in scope. Here is a report of a 27-year-old woman with a giant pelvic retroperitoneal epidermoid cyst. The use of ultrasound exploration and computed tomography has indicated ovarian origins. The surgery also revealed a retroperitoneal epidermoid cyst, uterus and ovaries were all intact. The evacuation of a cyst was found to contain lamellas of keratin. Histology permitted us to confirm the diagnosis. The patient was faring well after two years of followup.