Clinical Investigation

Retrospective Analysis of Mature cystic teratomas in a single center and review of the literature

10.4274/tjod.86244

  • Çiğdem Yayla Abide
  • Evrim Bostancı Ergen

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub] PMID: 29971186

Objectives:

To evaluate cases diagnosed with Mature cystic teratomas(MCT) with regard to the view of updated knowledge with the help of our retrospective findings.

Materials and Methods

This was a retrospective study and included a total of 306 patients from 2013 through 2017 at the İstanbul Zeynep Kamil Women and Children’s Diseases Training and Research Hospital.

Results

The mean age of the patients was 34.03±11.98 years. Thirty (9.8%) patients were postmenopausal. Torsion was detected in 17 (5.6%) patients. There was a statistically significant relationship between MCT and CA 19-9 levels in our series (p<0.01) but no statistically significant correlation was found with other markers

Conclusion:

The possibility of malignancy in postmenopausal ages and in large MCT should not be forgotten. It should be kept in mind that MCT can be seen in unexpected places

Keywords: teratoma,CA19-9,adnexal masses