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Mature solid teratoma of the fallopian tube mimicking metastasis of endometrial adenocarcinoma: a case report.

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  • 1 Dipartimento ad Attività Integrata di Laboratori, Anatomia Patologica e Medicina Legale, Sezione di Anatomia, Istologia e Citologia Patologica, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of surgical pathology
1940-2465
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
6
Pages
561–563
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1066896909332381
PMID: 19282291
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We report a mature solid teratoma of the fallopian tube in an elderly woman. This mass was noted on CT scan and considered metastatic in nature since following a bioptical diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma. Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy and ovariectomy were performed and a second minor mature solid teratoma was discovered inside the right ovary. Neoplasms of the fallopian tube are very uncommon and this is the first Italian case to be added to about other 60 of the literature. Moreover it joins minimum teratomatous diameter with maximum recorded age.

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