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G Chir. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(9-10):241-5.

A rare case report of squamous-cell carcinoma arising from mature cystic teratoma of ovary.


The most frequent ovarian germ cell tumors are mature cystic teratomas (MCTs), composing 10-25% of all ovarian neoplasms. MCTs have the potential of undergoing malignant transformation, typically in postmenopausal women, with a frequency of 0.17-3%, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common malignant tumor arising from MCT. We present the rare clinical entity of a squamous cell carcinoma arising from a mature cystic teratoma in a 56-year-old premenopausal woman as well as diagnostic and therapeutic route followed.

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