BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220427
  • Rare disease

Vesical dermoid: a rare bladder tumour

  1. Durgesh Kumar Saini
  1. Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ashok Kumar Sokhal, drashokkumarsokhal{at}
  • Accepted 26 May 2017
  • Published 14 June 2017


Dermoid cysts are benign developmental lesions consisting of tissues of more than one germ cell lineage origin. The urinary bladder is a very rare location of dermoid cysts. We report a case of an 18-year-old woman who presented with suprapubic pain, dysuria and turbid urine. Blood and serum chemistry was normal. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mass of 2.5×2 cm within the urinary bladder infiltrating fundus of urinary bladder with extraluminal extension. At cystoscopy, an irregular mass arising from the dome of the urinary bladder with a covering of hair and whitish scales was seen. The patient was managed by transperitoneal laparoscopic partial cystectomy with left oophorectomy. Histology revealed dermoid cyst arising from the urinary bladder and simple serous cyst in the ovary. Postoperative course was uneventful.


  • Contributors All the authors declare that they have all participated in the design, execution and analysis of the paper and that they have approved the final version. Each author’s individual contributory statement is as follows: AKS, BPS: concept, design, supervision, processing, writing manuscript and critical analysis; SG: supervision, processing, writing manuscript and critical analysis; DKS: concept, supervision, writing manuscript and critical analysis.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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