During the last twenty years, remarkable evolution has been witnessed in laparoscopic surgery. The reported advantages of this less invasive surgery over conventional laparotomy are minimal scars, decreased postoperative pain and need for analgesia, shorter hospitalization and recovery time.
Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy in management of ovarian dermoid cysts.
Material and Methods: A total of 90 consecutive women with unilateral or bilateral dermoid cysts ovary of 7cm or more in size during one year were included.
Results: Ninety women with benign adnexal masses who underwent laparoscopic management, of these dermoid cysts were present in 18 women. Mean age of the patient with dermoids was 26.33 years (range 18-32) and mean parity was 1.05 (range 0-3). Sixteen women had unilateral dermoids (88.88%), and 2 had bilateral cysts (11.12%).
Conclusion: Dermoid cysts can be efficiently treated via laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy should be the primary management route for surgical management of these cases. Laparoscopy offers advantages of reduced pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay and better cosmetic results.