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Int J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jun;23(4):336-8. doi: 10.1177/1066896915570361. Epub 2015 Feb 6.

Ovarian immature teratoma with gliomatosis peritonei and pleural glial implant: a case report.

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1
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan pw2136@gmail.com.
2
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Gliomatosis peritonei is a very rare phenomenon occurring almost exclusively in association with ovarian immature teratoma. It is characterized by numerous benign, mature glial nodules in the omentum and mesentery. The presence of glial tissue outside abdominal cavity is extremely rare in the setting of ovarian immature teratoma. We present a case of ovarian immature teratoma with both gliomatosis peritonei and pleural glial implant in a 4-year-old girl. Glial emboli were present in the pleural implant, suggesting lymphovascular dissemination might be the cause of extra-abdominal glial implantation.

KEYWORDS:

gliomatosis peritonei; immature teratoma; ovary; pleural glial implant

PMID:
25663333
DOI:
10.1177/1066896915570361
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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