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Uterine Myometrial Mature Teratoma Presenting as a Uterine Mass: A Review of Literature.

Kamgobe, E., Massinde, A., Matovelo, D., Ndaboine, E., Rambau, P. and Chaula, T. (2016) Uterine Myometrial Mature Teratoma Presenting as a Uterine Mass: A Review of Literature. BMC clinical pathology, 16. p. 5. ISSN 1472-6890

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Teratomas are a germ cell tumors composed of two or more tissues which originate from ectoderm, endoderm or mesoderm. These tumors commonly arise from the ovary although other extragonadal sites can be involved, especially in children. We report a case of a 21-year-old female of Sukuma ethnicity from the northern region of Tanzania who presented with abdominal pain and distension, fever, and abnormal vaginal discharge for the previous three weeks. The patient was also lactating for the previous 8 months following cesarean section delivery. Pelvic ultrasound suggested pelvic abscess but after laparotomy and histological analysis of a bulky uterus removed a diagnosis of mature uterine teratoma was confirmed. Although it is rare, uterine teratoma should be considered in differential diagnosis to any patient with uterine mass even without typical radiological findings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Germ cell, tumors, endoderm, uterine mass, vaginal discharge,
Subjects: Health Systems > Surveillance, monitoring & evaluation
Maternal & Neonatal Health > Obstetric care
Divisions: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 05:49

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