IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 23 / Issue 2 / pii/2002129

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Intraperitoneal cancer spread after laparoscopic cystectomy for mature teratoma with malignant transformation

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei (Taiwan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2002, 23(2), 131–132;
Published: 10 April 2002

Laparoscopic surgery for ovarian dermoid cysts has been accepted. However, its potential limitations should be considered, inclu­ding technique difficulty, intraoperative tumor spillage and malignant transformation. We report a case of ovarian dermoid cysts with malignant transformation that was initially treated using laparoscopic cystectomy, but was complicated by intraperitoneal tumor dissemination.

Dermoid cyst
Laparoscopic surgery
Malignant transformation
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