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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Mature Teratoma of the Ovary Masquerading as Abdominal Tuberculosis


Department of Pathology, HBT Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shreeya Taresh Indulkar
Department of Pathology, HBT Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Juhu, Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_81_17

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Pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the ovary is rare. SCC can arise in a mature teratoma (MT), ovarian endometriosis or in a Brenner tumor. SCC is the most common malignant transformation arising in MT and comprises 80% of all cases. Such neoplastic transformations are extremely difficult either to predict or detect early. The mechanism of malignant transformation has not been completely understood. Due to the rarity and the aggressive course, diagnosis and treatment constitute a big challenge. We report a case of SCC arising in MT presenting with a huge abdominopelvic mass and abundant peritoneal collections clinically masquerading as abdominal tuberculosis. A review of literature with special emphasis on prognosis and treatment modalities is also presented.


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