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 (SCI-Expanded) 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 (SCI-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
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.