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Immature ovarian teratoma in a young girl: very short course and lethal outcome. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15823130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Immature teratomas of the ovary represent less than 1% of all ovarian teratomas. They contain several tissues that derive from the three embryologic layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl who presented with an immature teratoma of the left ovary that recurred 3 months later as an inoperable malignant neuroepithelial peritoneal tumor resembling a glioblastoma. She died 3 weeks after the second explorative operation. The very aggressive course and fast lethal outcome could be explained by the patient's refusal to receive chemotherapy after the initial operation.
M Terzic; M Dokic; B Stimec
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1048-891X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-12     Completed Date:  2005-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111626     Medline TA:  Int J Gynecol Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Institute for Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. milanter@eunet.yu
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Fatal Outcome
Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery*
Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology*
Teratoma / pathology*,  surgery*
Time Factors

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