Surgery Today

, Volume 33, Issue 10, pp 797–800

Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumor of the Ovary Growing into an Inguinal Hernia Sac: Report of a Case

  • Kunio Takeuchi
  • Yasushi Tsuzuki
  • Tetsu Ando
  • Masao Sekihara
  • Takashi Hara
  • Takayuki Kori
  • Takeshi Kawakami
  • Yoshihiro Ohno
  • Hiroyuki Kuwano
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-003-2587-2

Cite this article as:
Takeuchi, K., Tsuzuki, Y., Ando, T. et al. Surg Today (2003) 33: 797. doi:10.1007/s00595-003-2587-2

Abstract

Malignant tumors presenting as an inguinal hernia are rare. We present the case of a malignant mixed Mullerian tumor (MMMT) of the ovary growing into an inguinal hernia sac. In this case, magnetic resonance imaging was useful in making a diagnosis of an ovarian neoplasm growing into the inguinal canal, and to the best of our knowledge, this is only the tenth case of a malignant ovarian tumor and the first case reported in the English-language literature of MMMT of an ovary which grew into an inguinal hernia sac.

Key words

Malignant mixed Mullerian tumor of the ovaryOvarian tumorInguinal herniaMagnetic resonance imaging

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Takeuchi
    • 1
    • 4
  • Yasushi Tsuzuki
    • 1
  • Tetsu Ando
    • 1
  • Masao Sekihara
    • 1
    • 4
  • Takashi Hara
    • 1
    • 4
  • Takayuki Kori
    • 1
  • Takeshi Kawakami
    • 2
  • Yoshihiro Ohno
    • 3
  • Hiroyuki Kuwano
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTone Chuo HospitalGunmaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineTone Chuo HospitalGunmaJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyTone Chuo HospitalGunmaJapan
  4. 4.First Department of SurgeryGunma University School of MedicineGunmaJapan