Case History: 45-year-old female presented for spine MRI.
Case History: A 45-year-old female presented for spine MRI.
Figure 3. T1 image shows curvilinear hyperintense areas. Rest of contents are slightly hyperintense on T1.
Figure 4. STIR image shows suppression of signal in curvilinear T1 hyperintense areas suggestive of fat content.
On Color Doppler: no internal vascularity; internal vascularity requires further workup to exclude a malignant lesion
CT has high sensitivity in the diagnosis of cystic teratomasÂ though it is not routinely recommended for this purpose owing to its ionizing radiation.
MR evaluation usually tends to be reserved for difficult cases but is exquisitely sensitive to fat components.
Ovarian dermoid cystÂ andÂ mature cystic ovarian teratomaÂ are terms often used interchangeably to refer to the most commonÂ ovarian neoplasm.
Mature ovarian teratomas are slow growing (1-2 mm a year) and, therefore, some advocate nonsurgical management. Larger lesions are often surgically removed.