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Total laparoscopic resection of primary large retroperitoneal teratoma resembling an ovarian tumor in an adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18439519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Whereas most teratomas occur in the ovaries and testes of adolescents, they can be found in midline structures such as sacrococcygeum (congenitally), anterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, and the pineal gland. Primary retroperitoneal teratomas are extremely rare in adults. A 27-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of an incidentally found pelvic mass, considered to be an ovarian tumor by ultrasonography. Computed tomography strongly suggested a retroperitoneal cystic tumor because of anterior displacement of retroperitoneal organs. The large retroperitoneal mature teratoma was successfully resected laparoscopically without complication. In this case, despite a large tumor size and its approaching the rectum, total laparoscopic resection was the most feasible surgical choice.
Soo Hun Cho; Soon Cheol Hong; Jong Hun Lee; Geum Joon Cho; Hyun Tae Park; Tak Kim; Young Tae Kim; Kyu Wan Lee; Sun Haeng Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1553-4650     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Korea University and Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Laparoscopy / methods*
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Teratoma / pathology,  surgery*

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