GIANT MATURE CYSTIC TERATOMA: AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION IN PREGNANCY
Hassan M.*, Tunau K., Saidu A. D., Umar M. and Adamu A. N.
Introduction: Mature cystic teratomas are the most common tumours of the ovary in pregnancy. Torsion is a common complication as the tumour size increases. The giant forms of ovarian cystic teratoma are not common and even rare in pregnancy. Case presentation: A 29 year old multipara who presented to our facility with recurrent abdominal pain of 2 years, abdominal swelling of 20 months duration and pregnancy of 18 weeks gestational age. Abdominal examination revealed grossly distended abdomen. Abdominopelvic ultrasound revealed a huge cystic mass arising from the pelvis. She was managed for twisted ovarian cyst in pregnancy and subsequently had laparotomy and right salpingoophrectomy. Histology revealed mature cystic teratoma of the ovary. The pregnancy was carried to term uneventfully. The patient had vaginal delivery of a live male baby with good APGAR score. Conclusion: Giant teratomas are not common it is even more unusual to see such huge tumour in pregnancy.
Keywords: Mature cystic teratomas are the most common tumours in pregnancy.
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