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Familial cystic teratomas: four case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20955989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Mature cystic teratomas (MCTs) are some of the most common ovarian neoplasms in women of reproductive age. However, familial teratomas are exceedingly rare. We present 4 cases of dermoid cysts seen in a mother and her 3 daughters with left MCTs. None of the patients had symptoms at the time of diagnosis, but all of them were diagnosed in their twenties during an annual gynecologic examination. In this report, we elaborate on MCTs familial incidence, genetic linkage, theories of pathogenesis, diagnosis, complications, and surgical management. To our knowledge, after extensive review of the literature, there have been only 2 cases, in addition to the present case, of unilateral MCTs across generations reported.
Camran Nezhat; Sumathi Kotikela; Andrea Mann; Babak Hajhosseini; Arathi Veeraswamy; Michael Lewis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1553-4650     ISO Abbreviation:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  782-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 AAGL. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California; Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California.
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