Squamous cell carcinoma arising from ovarian mature cystic teratoma and causing small bowel obstruction

Academic Article


  • Malignant transformation of mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is a rare phenomenon with incidence of approximately 1-3%. We report a 48-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with symptoms of bowel obstruction. She underwent computed tomography scan for the evaluation of obstruction, which demonstrated diffuse ascites accompanying a cystic pelvic to lower abdominal mass which had invaded into the adjacent small bowel causing partial small bowel obstruction. Histologically, the mass demonstrated a MCT within which aroused a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Exploratory laparotomy was performed to confirm the diagnosis and debulking of the mass was performed.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 24910505
  • Author List

  • Yarmohammadi H; Mansoori B; Wong V; Tacher V; Wilkins LR; Pavlidakey PG; Haaga JR
  • Start Page

  • 770
  • End Page

  • 772
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 3