Mature ovarian cystic teratoma containing well-differentiated cerebellar tissue


SONMEZ F. C. , YILDIZ P. , KIRAN T. , Arici D. S. , DANSUK R.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.470-471, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12891/ceog3364.2017
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.470-471

Özet

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.