Ovarian teratomas in Mangalore

Kapadi Surendra Nayak, Ramadas Naik, Shankarnarayanan, Pushpalatha Pai

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In the present study 122 ovarian teratomas, reported from the department of pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, were predominantly (76%) seen in the age group below 40 years and the peak incidence was in the third decade (39%). Menstrual disturbances, pain abdomen, pregnancy and abdominal distension were the presenting symptoms. Histologically 113 (92.6%) were benign cystic teratomas showing mainly ectodermal tissue derivatives. Struma ovarii (4 cases) revealed colloid, both macro-and microscopically. Immature teratomas (2 cases) were solid and showed embroyonal tissue elements. Teratomas wit malignant transformations (3 cases) were grossly nodular and were squamous cell carcinomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Indian Medical Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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