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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 345767, 3 pages
Case Report

Huge Benign Ovarian Cystic Teratoma in a Patient with a History of Hansen’s Disease

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara 331101, Delta State, Nigeria

Received 19 July 2014; Accepted 20 August 2014; Published 26 August 2014

Academic Editor: John P. Geisler

Copyright © 2014 Patrick I. Okonta and Chukwuemeke Mofon. 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 ovarian cystic teratomas are common benign ovarian neoplasm derived from germ cells. With increasing availability of ultrasound services even in developing countries, the diagnosis of benign ovarian tumour is made earlier and the size of the ovarian tumour at diagnosis is relatively small. It is unusual to find an ovarian cystic teratoma larger than 10 cm. We report a huge mature ovarian cystic teratoma in a multipara with a history of Hansen’s disease. We conclude that, in circumstances where women have restricted access to health care, the unusual finding of mature ovarian cystic teratoma larger than 10 cm is possible due to delayed presentation for diagnosis and treatment.