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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 128
Pearls from the abdomen

1 Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka 575 002, India
2 UMUM Sarawak Kuching Hospital, Kuching, East Malaysia, Malaysia

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Swethadri G, Wong J. Pearls from the abdomen. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:128

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Swethadri G, Wong J. Pearls from the abdomen. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2023 Jun 7];52:128. Available from:

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A 38-year-old female patient, Indonesian by nationality and a dancer by profession, underwent an operation for a clinically diagnosed ovarian dermoid cyst. During grossing, we were surprised to observe 105 whitish balls ranging in size from 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter and a ball of hair [Figure 1]. Each of these whitish balls was covered with an egg shell-like material with calcification and crackling. The content was grumous material. A histological examination of the cyst wall revealed a classical mature squamous epithelium with adnexal structures. It was not possible to conclude how such morphological forms resulted in a dermoid cyst.

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Gumballi Swethadri
Professor of Pathology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.44986

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