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Unusual fast-growing ovarian cystic teratoma during pregnancy presenting with intracystic fat "floating balls" appearance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17067585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large ovarian cyst was diagnosed at 22 weeks' of gestation in a 32-year-old woman. The ultrasonographic appearance of the ovarian cyst was unusual with multiple mobile, spherical echogenic structures floating in the cystic mass, called intracystic "fat balls." Right adnexectomy was performed by laparotomy at 28 weeks' of gestation, because of rapid growth and overall size exceeding 20 cm. Pathological examination confirmed ovarian cystic teratoma. Usually, dermoid cysts are slow-growing, even in premenopausal women. The exact mechanism related to the fast growth during pregnancy is unknown. It could be related to an unusual pattern of estrogen (E)/P receptors expression in the cystic teratoma. This case shows that a fast-growing, mature ovarian cystic teratoma may occur during pregnancy.
Anne Claire Donnadieu; Xavier Deffieux; Camille Le Ray; Marie Mordefroid; René Frydman; Hervé Fernandez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2006-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1758-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Antoine Beclere Hospital, Clamart, France.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / ultrasonography*
Ovarian Cysts / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Rare Diseases / ultrasonography
Teratoma / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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