IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 24 / Issue 2 / pii/2003149

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.

Case Report

Two twins with teratoma of the ovary. An unusual association: case report

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1 Department of Surgery “Pietro Valdoni”, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2003, 24(2), 199–203;
Published: 10 April 2003

Teratomas are neoplasms composed of tissue foreign to the area in which it is found. They are considered to be an acquired neo­plastic disease and familial incidence has not been reported. Only one occurrence of teratoma between monozygotic twins has been found in the literature. Here we report the case of two heterozygotic twins with benign cystic teratomas of the ovary as a base for future research for efficacy of an accurate familial follow-up in order to diagnose this neoplasm in early stage and for the molecular understanding of pathogenesis of teratoma.

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