Identification of a mature cystic teratoma mimicking a presacral tumor by transsacral surgery in a young female: A case report.

TitleIdentification of a mature cystic teratoma mimicking a presacral tumor by transsacral surgery in a young female: A case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYang Y, Wang X, Li Z, Xiang J, Chen Z
JournalOncology letters
Volume6
Issue3
Pagination785-788
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

The current case report presents an account of a unique surgical procedure performed to remove an extremely rare occurrence of a transsacral abdominal mass from a 24-year-old female. The patient presented with subtle sacrococcygeal pain for two months and a presacral abdominal mass derived from the right ovary. The mass was misdiagnosed as a presacral tumor based on the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed prior to the surgery. The patient also exhibited the symptoms commonly caused by a presacral mass, however, during the surgery, the mass was not initially located under the sacrum. An ultrasound examination and an analysis of an intraoperative frozen section indicated that the mass was a mature cystic teratoma (MCT) of the ovary, located in the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and uterus. The mass was successfully resected and removed from the affected ovary through the abdominal cavity via the sacral region. A pathological examination of the tumor section confirmed a diagnosis of a MCT of the ovary.

DOI10.1039/c3an01381b
Alternate JournalOncol Lett