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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(10): 951-953.
Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Fallopian Tube: A case report.
Kye Weon Kwon, Jong Yup Bae, Hee Jung Ahn, Yoon Jung Ahn, Bok Soo Kim
1Department of pathology, Kyung Hee Pundang CHA General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Teratomas of the fallopian tube are extremely rare, and only about 50 cases have reported in the world literature. Most cases of mature cystic tubal teratoma are asymptomatic and are discovered as an incidental finding on physical or radiologic examination, or at the time of laparatomy. We report a case of mature cystic teratoma of the right fallopian tube which was discovered during pelvic ultrasonogram for antenatal care in a 28 year old woman. Right salpingectomy was performed during cesarean section for cephalo-pelvic distortion at IUP 39 weeks. Gross examination of the right fallopian tube reveals a distended fallopian tube, measuring 8cm in length and 2cm in diameter. On section, it is filled with several small pedunculated nodules and cysts containing sebaceous materials. Microscopically the tumor was seen in continuity with the lining epithelium of mucosal folds. The majority of the tumor was composed of well differentiated mature elements of three germ layers with skin and skin appendages, mature brain tissue, bone, breast tissue, intestinal mucosa and bronchial epithelium.
Key Words: Mature cystic teratoma; Fallopian tube