Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Dermoid Cyst of the Ovary: A Case Series

Background: Malignant transformation in a dermoid cyst of the ovary is a rare complication, occurring in only 1-2% of cases, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common type. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because of the lack of specific symptoms and signs to suggest malignancy. The prognosis is generally poor when disease has spread beyond the ovary.


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