Clinical Investigation

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


  • Çiğdem Yayla Abide
  • Evrim Bostancı Ergen

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


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.


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


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