Malignant transformation of an ovarian mature cystic teratoma: Computed tomography findings

Pei Fang Lai, Shu Chiang Hsieh, Jerry Chin Wei Chien, Chia Liang Fang, Wing P. Chan, Chun Yu

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Introduction: The malignant transformation of an ovarian mature cystic teratoma is rare. We presented such a case of a 46-year-old woman with characteristic computed tomography (CT) findings. Case report: The patient had suffered from fullness and tenderness of the lower abdomen for one year. A high serum CA-125 level was noted. Computed tomography images showed a left adnexal mass with fat, calcification and soft tissue components, and areas of invasion through the teratoma wall. Outcome: The histologic diagnosis was compatible with a squamous cell carcinoma arising from a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


  • Computed tomography
  • Malignant transformation
  • Mature cystic teratoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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