Retroperitoneal teratoma presenting as an abdominal-pelvic mass

J. Gschwend, T. W. Burke, J. E. Woodward, Paul Heller

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Abstract

Nonovarian teratomas are relatively common neoplasms in children, but are rarely seen in adults. A case of a large retroperitoneal teratoma in a 42-year-old woman is presented. The 21.5-kg tumor originated in the retroperitoneal space inferior to the origin of the superior mesenteric artery, and displaced the contents of the entire abdominal cavity. The duodenum, pancreas, and transverse colon mesentery were incorporated into the tumor's pseudocapsule. Evaluation and operative management are described. Diagnosis and pathogenesis of nonovarian teratomas are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-502
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume70
Issue number3 PART II
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Teratoma
Retroperitoneal Space
Neoplasms
Transverse Colon
Mesentery
Superior Mesenteric Artery
Abdominal Cavity
Duodenum
Pancreas

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Gschwend, J., Burke, T. W., Woodward, J. E., & Heller, P. (1987). Retroperitoneal teratoma presenting as an abdominal-pelvic mass. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 70(3 PART II), 500-502.
Gschwend, J. ; Burke, T. W. ; Woodward, J. E. ; Heller, Paul. / Retroperitoneal teratoma presenting as an abdominal-pelvic mass. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1987 ; Vol. 70, No. 3 PART II. pp. 500-502.
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In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 70, No. 3 PART II, 01.12.1987, p. 500-502.

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Gschwend J, Burke TW, Woodward JE, Heller P. Retroperitoneal teratoma presenting as an abdominal-pelvic mass. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1987 Dec 1;70(3 PART II):500-502.