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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-62

Mature cystic teratoma in a peripubertal girl: Is it uncommon?


1 Department of Gynecological Oncology, SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Specialist Sub-Divisional Hospital, Hilsa Nalanda, Bihar, India

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Sangeeta Pankaj
SCI, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_38_21

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Giant ovarian mature cystic teratomas (MCTs) are sparsely reported and that too at extreme of age like in premenarchal or postmenopausal age group. We hereby report a case of huge MCT in a 11-year-old premenarchal girl who presented with abdominal pain and lump. Ovarian tumor in adolescent may have malignant potential and requires appropriate and vigilant preoperative work-up and counseling for optimal management with concern of preservation of fertility and potential for childbearing.


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