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Gangliocytic paraganglioma arising from mature cystic teratoma of the ovary.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12893225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Gangliocytic paraganglioma is a rare neoplasm involving the small intestine, stomach, and spinal cord. Ovarian gangliocytic paraganglioma has not been reported in the medical literature. CASE: A 55-year-old caucasian woman underwent exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for evaluation of a persistent right adnexal mass. Microscopic examination of the right ovary revealed a mature cystic teratoma with a mural nodule consistent with gangliocytic paraganglioma. As there was no evidence of significant pleomorphism or neoplastic infiltration, surgical staging was not performed. CONCLUSION: Gangliocytic paraganglioma may arise from ovarian cystic teratoma. Although most cases of gangliocytic paragangliomas are benign, surgical staging and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy may be required if histopathology is suggestive of invasive disease or if enlarged lymph nodes are noted.
Authors:
Ali Mahdavi; Boris Silberberg; Vinay K Malviya; Alan H Braunstein; Joan Shapiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-01     Completed Date:  2003-09-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA. amahdavi@prodigy.net
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Ovarian Cysts / pathology*,  surgery
Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Paraganglioma / pathology*,  surgery
Teratoma / pathology*,  surgery

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