IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3364.2017

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Open Access Case Report
Mature ovarian cystic teratoma containing well-differentiated cerebellar tissue
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1 BezmiAlem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Istanbul, Turkey
2 BezmiAlem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Istanbul, Turkey
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(3), 470–471; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog3364.2017
Published: 10 June 2017
Abstract
A 38-year-old female patient experienced groin pain; ultrasound imaging revealed a dermoid cystic mass in the right ovary and a cystectomy was then performed. Unusually, a mature cerebellum is found in the cyst wall. The pathological diagnosis was 'mature cystic teratoma with well-differentiated cerebral and cerebellar tissue'. Glial tissue is a common neural component of teratomas, but a cerebellum is extremely rare in mature ovarian cystic teratomas. The authors report the case because of its rare component; they acknowledge that a cystic teratoma is the most common neoplasm of ovarian germ cells.
Keywords
Dermoid mass
Mature cystic teratoma
Cystectomy
Reproductive age
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