Laparoscopic Management of a Rare Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma With Immature Neural Tissue and Literature Review

Sharon Anqi Foo, Yen Ching Yeo, Shahul Hameed Mohamed Siraj


Ovarian torsion is one of the most common gynecological emergencies affecting women of reproductive age, in whom prompt diagnosis and timely intervention is vital to preserve ovarian function and mitigate any adverse effect on future fertility. The presence of an ovarian mass is a primary risk factor for ovarian torsion. We present a case of laparoscopic management of ovarian torsion likely secondary to a mature cystic teratoma with immature neural cells. Due to the paucity of such cases reported in the existing literature, we hope that our case will add to the current knowledge and help aid in the counseling and management of future cases.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(12):390-393


Laparoscopic cystectomy; Ovarian torsion; Mature teratoma; Immature cells

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