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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 860505, 2 pages
Case Report

Abnormal Elevated CA 19-9 in the Dermoid Cyst: A Sign of the Ovarian Torsion?

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Celal Bayar University, 45010 Manisa, Turkey

Received 18 April 2013; Accepted 30 May 2013

Academic Editors: C.-C. Liang and R. Shaco-Levy

Copyright © 2013 Burcu Artunc Ulkumen 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.


Dermoid cyst is the most common germ cell tumor of the ovary containing various tissue elements. Ovarian torsion is a common complication of which ultrasonographic diagnosis is confusing. We report here a 14-year-old adolescent with painless torsion of the ovary including dermoid cyst and with abnormal elevated CA 19-9 serum levels. Elevated CA 19-9 level may be related to ovarian torsion and may predict the extent of tissue necrosis.