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Unusual Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma Showing Rare Tissues: A Case Report

Archna Rautela, Sharmila Dudani, Shivika Dudani

Keywords : Case report, Mature cystic teratoma, Retinal, Thyroid tissue

Citation Information : Rautela A, Dudani S, Dudani S. Unusual Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma Showing Rare Tissues: A Case Report. Journal of Medical Academics 2023; 6 (2):69-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11003-0134

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: Teratomas are known to show a wide variety of tissues in their microscopic analysis; however, the most common types are lined by skin-like structures and are known as dermoid cysts. The immature and monodermal types show immature neuroectodermal tissue and specialized tissue like thyroid respectively. Case description: We describe an unusual case of a 32-year-old female with an ovarian cystic mass, which was diagnosed as mature cystic teratoma, which showed a significant proportion of thyroid tissue and retinal pigmented epithelium. Conclusion: These tissues are mostly associated with specialized (monodermal) and immature teratomas. The fact that they were seen in this case of mature cystic teratoma prompted this case report.

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