Cystectomy in a patient with immature teratoma of the ovary: Re-staging, chemotherapy or follow-up?

Gülhan I., GÖL M., Güçlü S., Saygili U., Demir N.

Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association, vol.7, no.2, pp.137-138, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-138
  • Keywords: Cystectomy, Immature ovarian teratoma
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We presented a 15-year-old girl with grade 2 immature ovarian teratoma, who had undergone cystectomy with a presumed diagnosis of mature cystic teratoma in frozen section examination. There is limited information regarding the subsequent management of patients with ovarian immature teratomas who had initially managed with conservative surgery, particularly in patients who desire to preserve their reproductive functions. The multi-disciplinary tumor council at our instution, agreed on giving adjuvant chemotherapy to the patient however, the present data for patients with immature ovarian teratoma managed by only cyctectomy is inconclusive concerning the subsequent management strategies such as re-operation for staging, applying adjuvant chemotherapy, or just to follow - up without chemotherapy. Our aim was to present a patient with an immature ovarian teratoma who had initially managed only by cystectomy. We tried to discuss above-mentioned, subsequent management options under the guidiance of literature.