Mature ovarian cystic teratoma containing well-differentiated cerebellar tissue

F. Cavide Sönmez Sönmez, P. Yıldız Yıldız, T. Kıran Kıran, D. Sema Arıcı Arıcı, R. Dansuk
2017 Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology  
A 38-year-old female patient experienced groin pain; ultrasound imaging revealed a dermoid cystic mass in the right ovary and a cystectomy was then performed. Unusually, a mature cerebellum is found in the cyst wall. The pathological diagnosis was 'mature cystic teratoma with well-differentiated cerebral and cerebellar tissue'. Glial tissue is a common neural component of teratomas, but a cerebellum is extremely rare in mature ovarian cystic teratomas. The authors report the case because of its
more » ... rare component; they acknowledge that a cystic teratoma is the most common neoplasm of ovarian germ cells.
doi:10.12891/ceog3364.2017 fatcat:n2pso7rsajaurjgjbqrxcg5bpe