IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3969.2018

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Case Report
Mature cystic teratoma of the vesicovaginal space as an incidental finding on laparoscopy: a case report
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(2), 331–334;
Published: 10 April 2018

Background: Mature cystic teratomas are the most frequent ovarian tumors; however, teratomas of extragonadal origin are extremely rare. The authors describe herein the first case simultaneously demonstrating normal ovaries and a mature cystic teratoma in the vesicovaginal space on laparoscopy. Case Report: A 23-year-old Korean nulliparous woman, with no disease history, was referred to the present outpatient clinic for an asymptomatic pelvic mass detected on routine checkup following a traffic accident. She underwent laparoscopy under a preoperative diagnosis of subserosal myoma in the left anterior wall of the uterus. A benign cystic tumor was found in the vesicovaginal space and was completely treated via laparoscopic resection. Conclusion: A mature cystic teratoma in the vesicovaginal space is extremely rare, and proper preoperative diagnosis of this lesion is difficult because of non-specific signs and symptoms. Although uncommon, teratomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of extragonadal pelvic masses, especially in young adults.
Pelvic neoplasms
Vesicovaginal space
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