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Unique coincidence of ovarian and tubal teratoma

An extremely rare coincidence, never described before, of an ovarian and tubal teratoma.

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Figure 1: Laparoscopy in a 34-year-old woman shows an enlarged right ovary. A preoperative ultrasound was suggestive of a teratoma. The history of the patient included a laparoscopy at the age of 23 years for a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst on her right side. Since then, she had used the oral contraceptive pill. After opening of the ovarian cortex, the cyst was removed.

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Figure 2: Further inspection showed distension of the right tuba. As the cause was unknown and tubal functionality was doubtful, a salpingectomy was performed.

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Figure 3: A cystic tumour was removed from the right tube. On histological investigation, the tumours were diagnosed as respectively an ovarian and tubal mature cystic teratoma

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Baumgarten, M.N., Mestdagh, G. Unique coincidence of ovarian and tubal teratoma. Gynecol Surg 8, 447 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10397-011-0680-x

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  • Public Health
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Teratoma
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Rare Coincidence