Growing Teratoma Syndrome with Port Site Metastasis
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Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is a rare condition among patients with non-seminomatous germ cell tumors who present with enlarging metastatic masses during appropriate systemic chemotherapy and in the context of normalized serum markers. Histology of lesions revealed benign mature teratomatous elements. The incidence of GTS after testicular NSGCT is 1.9–7.6%, while in the setting of ovarian germ cell neoplasia is unknown . However, reports in the literature of GTS related to both testicular and ovarian carcinoma have grown in number. This may be because of increased awareness of this condition, improved imaging tools and the chemotherapeutic agents, which appear to potentially play a role in the etiology of this syndrome. We present a case of growing teratoma syndrome with port site metastasis where her initial management consisted of laparoscopy with the extraction of ovarian mass.
A 22-year-old woman had laparoscopic removal of ovarian mass around...
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