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Neuroendocrine carcinoma arising within a retroperitoneal mature teratoma.

Authors
  • Scott, Alice L1
  • Abbassi-Ghadi, Nima
  • Archer, Charles M G
  • Swamy, Rajiv
  • Gupta, Sanjay
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
92
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1308/147870810X12699662980952
PMID: 20573313
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We discuss an unusual case of a large cystic mass arising in the left upper quadrant of a 48-year-old woman. Radiological investigations could not confirm the origin or the nature of the mass. A laparatomy revealed a large retroperitoneal cystic mass sandwiched between the left adrenal, spleen and the gastro-oesophageal junction. Histological analysis confirmed a mature teratoma of the retroperitoneum with neuroendocrine carcinoma arising within it. To our knowledge this is only the second reported case of its kind.

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