Malignant mixed mesodermal tumor arising in a benign cystic teratoma
NLM Title Abbreviation
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
The occurrence of sarcoma in a benign cystic teratoma is very rare. We report the first poorly differentiated, malignant mixed mesodermal tumor with a component of rhabdomyosarcoma to arise in a benign cystic teratoma of the ovary. The tumor was staged as FIGO IC due to capsule invasion. Although combination chemotherapy of cisplatin, ifosfamide and mesna, was instituted, the disease took a rapidly progressive course. After an unusual metastasis to the scapula was detected, the patient deteriorated and died in the forth postoperative month.
Adult, Bone Neoplasms/diagnosis/secondary, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Mixed Tumor, Mesodermal/diagnosis/secondary/therapy, Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnosis/pathology/therapy, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Scapula, Teratoma/diagnosis/secondary/therapy
Published Article/Book Citation
European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, 83:2 (1999) pp.191-194.
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