Background: Germ cell tumors in females are uncommon, and bilateral metachronous ovarian teratoma is even exceptional, with sporadic cases described in the literature. Case: We report on a girl in whom a metachronous ovarian teratoma occurred 6 years after the first. The simultaneous onset of germ-line anomalies in other members of the family supports the existence of genetic or environmental factors conferring susceptibility to germ cell lesions. Summary and conclusion: The case here illustrated reminds the issue of the appropriate follow-up of these patients and of their families.

Metachronous Bilateral Ovarian Teratoma: A Germ-line Familial Disorder andReview of Surgical Management Options

FASCETTI LEON, FRANCESCO;
2013

Abstract

Background: Germ cell tumors in females are uncommon, and bilateral metachronous ovarian teratoma is even exceptional, with sporadic cases described in the literature. Case: We report on a girl in whom a metachronous ovarian teratoma occurred 6 years after the first. The simultaneous onset of germ-line anomalies in other members of the family supports the existence of genetic or environmental factors conferring susceptibility to germ cell lesions. Summary and conclusion: The case here illustrated reminds the issue of the appropriate follow-up of these patients and of their families.
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