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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(5):1073-1076.
Published online May 1, 2003.
A Case of Delayed Operated Huge Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Ovary.
Jong Kil Joo, Ji Yeon Kim, Jin Sook Lee, Ki Hyung Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
Abstract
Mature cystic teratoma of the ovary are often diagnosed in women of reproductive age and account for 5-25% of all ovarian tumors. Due to continuous growth and possible complications, namely rupture, torsion, infection and malignancy, teratoma should be removed surgically. More complications are occurred in huge teratoma. We present here a case of a delayed operated huge mature cystic teratoma without any complication with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Delayed operation, Mature cystic teratoma


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