Immature ovarian teratoma in a young girl: Very short course and lethal outcome. A case report

M. Terzic, M. Dokic, B. Stimec

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Abstract

Immature teratomas of the ovary represent less than 1% of all ovarian teratomas. They contain several tissues that derive from the three embryologic layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl who presented with an immature teratoma of the left ovary that recurred 3 months later as an inoperable malignant neuroepithelial peritoneal tumor resembling a glioblastoma. She died 3 weeks after the second explorative operation. The very aggressive course and fast lethal outcome could be explained by the patient's refusal to receive chemotherapy after the initial operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Immature teratoma
  • Lethal outcome
  • Young girl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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