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Immature ovarian teratoma in a young girl: very short course and lethal outcome. A case report
  1. M. Terzic*,
  2. M. Dokic* and
  3. B. Stimec
  1. * Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  2. Institute for Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Assoc. Prof. Milan M. Terzic, MD, PhD, Ob/Gyn, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Visegradska 26, Serbia and Montenegro. Email: milanter{at}eunet.yu

Abstract

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

  • immature teratoma
  • lethal outcome
  • young girl

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