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An unusual growth of ovarian cystic teratoma with multiple floating balls during pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  20544870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of ovarian cystic teratoma with an important growth during pregnancy and the sonographic appearance of intracystic multiple, mobile, polygonal structures called intracystic "fat balls." Due to the rapid growth of the lesion, which exceeded 15 cm in diameter, a right oophorectomy was performed. Histopathologic diagnosis confirmed the mature cystic teratoma. The presence of floating balls composed of keratin and fat is rarely seen but is pathognomonic of mature cystic teratomas. Growth of a teratoma during pregnancy is a rare condition.
Sadiman Kiykac Altinbas; Serdar Yalvac; Omer Kandemir; Namik Kemal Altinbas; Deniz Karcaaltincaba; Hulya Dede; Omer Faruk Demir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Perinatology, Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Women's Health Teaching and Research Hospital, 06010, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Follow-Up Studies
Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Ovary / surgery,  ultrasonography
Teratoma / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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