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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(4), 105-107
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-5
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A 72-year-old Patient with Dermoid Cyst

Esin KASAP1, , Mine GENC1, Neslin SAHİN2, Esra Bahar GUR1 and Oya Nermin SIVRIKOZ3

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sifa University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

2Department of Radiology, Sifa University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

3Department of Patology, Sifa University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Pub. Date: March 16, 2015

Cite this paper:
Esin KASAP, Mine GENC, Neslin SAHİN, Esra Bahar GUR and Oya Nermin SIVRIKOZ. A 72-year-old Patient with Dermoid Cyst. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(4):105-107. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-4-5

Abstract

Introduction: It has been reported that the risk of malignant transformation is doubled in patients with mature cystic teratoma aged over 50 years. It is rare to encounter benign forms of mature cystic teratoma in elderly women. We aimed to report a 72-year-old woman with a benign cystic teratoma. A 72-year-old woman detected by ultrasonography to have a pelvic mass with a size of 14x12x10 cm was admitted to our department for detailed investigations. A mature cystic teratoma was diagnosed on the basis of transvaginal ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and serum concentrations of tumor markers. Postoperative pathology examination confirmed the diagnosis. This report once again showed that although mature cystic teratoma is rare in elderly women, it still occurs.

Keywords:
mature cystic teratoma postmenopausal malignant change

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