[Abdominal colic caused by mature cystic teratoma of the ovary]

Urologe A. 2007 Mar;46(3):284-6. doi: 10.1007/s00120-006-1206-4.
[Article in German]


Colicky lower abdominal pain can have several causes. Besides the typical urological reasons, differential diagnosis should include surgical, internal, and gynecological causes. In particular, in cases of ambiguous calcifications on plain abdominal films - as shown in the presented case - a mature teratoma of the ovary should be taken into consideration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis*
  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Adult
  • Colic / diagnosis*
  • Colic / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Teratoma / complications*
  • Teratoma / diagnosis*