Laparoscopy-assisted excision of ileocecal dermoid cyst in an 11-year-old boy

Kirli E. A., ORHAN D., OĞUZ B., HALİLOĞLU M., Tanyel F. C., KARNAK İ.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.55, no.5, pp.555-558, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-558
  • Keywords: dermoid cyst, cecum, mesentery, ileocecal region, ileum, CECUM, MESENTERY, TERATOMA
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


The ileocecal region is an extremely rare location for a dermoid cyst (DC) in children, and as such, it is not considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic masses of the ileocecal region. Herein, the authors present the first childhood case of ileocecal DC, which was treated with laparoscopy-assisted excision. DC should be included in the differential diagnosis for a cystic mass located in the ileocecal region in children.