Mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in ovarian mature cystic teratoma in pregnancy

Ulker V., Gedikbasi A., Numanoglu C., Ozluk Y., Saygi S. , Gulkilik A., ...More

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, vol.280, no.2, pp.287-291, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 280 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00404-008-0878-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-291
  • Keywords: Pregnancy, Malignant transformation, Adenocarcinoma, Mature cystic teratoma, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, OF-THE-LITERATURE, MALIGNANT-TRANSFORMATION, CYTOKERATIN 7, ORIGIN, EXPRESSION, DIAGNOSIS, SUBSET


We report a case of mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from mature cystic teratoma (MCT) of the ovary ascertained incidentally during pregnancy. An ovarian adnexal mass was seen in a 38-year-old pregnant woman during cesarean section. Oophorectomy revealed a mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from MCT with additional capsule invasion. Following this, staging procedures were applied. The patient was staged as IC and adjuvant chemotherapy was applied. She has remained disease-free for over 24 months. To our knowledge, this is a case of mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from MCT and the third case of malignant transformation from MCT in pregnancy in English literature.