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Extraovarian mature cystic teratoma of the mesentery. A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21995170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case is reported of a 60-year old woman who had intermittent abdominal pain due to a mesenteric teratoma which was misdiagnosed by the standard methods of abdominal tumor diagnosis as an ovarian tumor. The neoplasm measured 9 x 8 x 8 cm, was filled by hair and sebum, and histologically presented the typical features of a mature cystic teratoma. The mesentery and overlying small intestine showed an extensive inflammatory granulomatous reaction. The uterus and adnexa were free of neoplasmatic disease. This case of extra ovarian mature cystic teratoma which developed in the mesentery is unique among > 2000 ovarian tumors examined during a 30-year period at Aretaieion Hospital Pathology Laboratory.
Authors:
E Papakonstantinou; C Iavazzo; D Hasiakos; C K Kleanthis; S Fotiou; A Kondi-Pafiti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pathology Laboratory, 2nd Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Aretaieion" University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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