A Case of Immature Teratoma in a Pregnant Female

Ugochukwu Odo, MD; William Robinson, MD

Neuroectodermal tumors are rare lesions that arise from cells of the primitive neuroectoderm located in the neural crest. Their occurrence in pregnancy is extremely rare and only a couple of case reports have been reported.

This case report looks at a 20-year-old pregnant woman who presented at estimated gestational age of 22 weeks and four days with rapidly increasing abdominal girth and was found to have ascites and an ovarian mass. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis and patient underwent surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy.

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