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Noh, Choi, Kim, Han, Lee, Kim, Lee, and Park: 2 Cases of Malignant Transformation Arising in Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Ovary: Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma


Mature cystic teratomas of the ovary are one of the most common ovarian neoplasms found in reproductive age women. Malignant transformation is an uncommon complication in a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary, usually being reported in about 1-3% of cases. Of malignant transformations, squamous cell carcimona is the most common type and sarcomatous transformation is rare, its prognosis is poor. Adenocarcinoma occurs with less frequency. We experienced a case of squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma arising in mature cystic teratoma of the ovary, so we present this case with brief review of the literature.

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