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Recurrent immature teratoma of the ovary with long-term disease-free interval.

Authors
  • Matsumoto, Harunobu
  • Mizoguchi, Chiharu
  • Nishida, Masakazu
  • Sato, Shimpei
  • Nasu, Kaei
  • Narahara, Hisashi
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
40
Issue
5
Pages
1455–1458
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jog.12359
PMID: 24750519
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Grade 3 immature teratoma of the ovary is rare and has a poor prognosis due to early recurrence. This report describes a case of grade 3 immature teratoma of the ovary that recurred 16 years after the last treatment. The patient underwent abdominal simple total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic-para-aortic lymphadenectomy, and adjuvant chemotherapy under the diagnosis of grade 3 immature teratoma of the ovary when she was 15 years old, and complete remission was achieved. Sixteen years after the initial treatment, the tumor relapsed in her liver and pleura. She was treated by 10 courses of tri-weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin, and was alive with stable disease for 12 months after the disease relapse. After 1 year, the tumor progressed, and she died 16 months after the relapse. This is the first report of grade 3 immature teratoma of the ovary that relapsed more than 5 years after the prior treatment.

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