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Ovaric Teratoma

Margherita Lo Curto, Paolo D'Angelo, Giovanni Cecchetto, Catherine Klersy, Patrizia Dall'Igna, Antonia Federico, Fortunato Siracusa, Rita Alaggio, Gabriella Bernini, Massimo Conte, Tina De Laurentis, Andrea Di Cataldo, Alessandro Inserra, Nicola Santoro, Paolo Tamaro, Paolo Indolfi
Teratoma is the most common germ cell tumour in childhood; mature (MT) and immature teratomas (IT) are benign tumours, but if they recur, they can be in some cases malignant. The aim of this paper is to evaluate Italian patients with MT and IT enrolled from 1991 to 2001, in a prospective multicentric study. One hundred and eighty-three patients, observed in 15 Italian Centers of Paediatric Oncology and three Paediatric Surgical Units were enrolled. Clinical data, treatment and results were all analysed. Initial evaluation and subsequent follow up included clinical examination, tumour markers and imaging procedures...
April 2007: Pediatric Surgery International
R Treviño Alanís, A Martínez Ramírez, F G Garza Treviño, A Calanda
This article shows the experience in 61 patients with adnexal tumors studied from June 1988 to June 1994; the origin of the patients in private and semiprivate, to whom we practiced a diagnostic and operative laparoscopy (56/61) at the same time. The inclusion and exclusion criteria were determined by clinical history (past history, age, symptoms, size, etc.), vaginal ultrasonography scan (ascites, papillas, cyst's content, etc.), laboratory tests (Ca 125 in postmenopausal patients), the macroscopic assessment during the diagnostic laparoscopy, transoperative biopsy (19/61) was made in order to confirm the benign findings seen before laparoscopy; and the results were accordingly on the 61 cases...
April 1997: Ginecología y Obstetricia de México
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