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Growing teratoma syndrome: A case report

Geminelle Y. Co, MD and Carolyn R. Zalameda-Castro, MD, MSc, FPOGS, FSGOP
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Growing teratoma syndrome is a rare phenomenon. Presented is a case of a 36 year old, G2P2 (2002) who consulted for abdominal enlargement and subsequently underwent exploratory laparotomy, peritoneal fluid cytology, left salpingooophorectomy, right oophorocystectomy, infracolic omentectomy and random peritoneal biopsy. Histopathology revealed immature teratoma of the ovary, FIGO grade III, stage IIIC. She received adjuvant chemotherapy using Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin. After the second cycle of chemotherapy, new lesions were appreciated in the right ovary and at the cul de sac for which she underwent exploratory laparotomy, peritoneal fluid cytology, total hysterectomy with right salpingooophorectomy, tumor debulking, infragastric omentectomy, random peritoneal biopsy. Histopathologic study showed mature teratoma. No further treatment was given. Presently, patient has no evidence of disease for 5 months.