A Case of Childhood Ovarian Teratoma


  • Helal Uddin Bhuiyan Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital Duchess of Kent (HDOK), Sandakan, Sabah
  • Faria Afsana Diabetologist & Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka
  • Sharmin Yasmin Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS), Dhaka
  • Khodeja Begum Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecological Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH), Dhaka




Childhood, Ovarian, Teratoma


Germ cell tumors are malignant (cancerous) or nonmalignant (benign, noncancerous) tumors that are comprised mostly of germ cells, the cells that develop in the embryo and become the  cells that make up the reproductive system in male and female. Most ovarian tumors are of germ cell origin. A 5-year-old female child was taken to the Paediatrics department at Tawau General Hospital (TGH), Sabah, Malaysia on 10.4.2005 with gradual distension of abdomen  which had been noticed by parents for the last 2 months. As bedside ultrasonography (USG)  showed mixed echogenic mass in the lower abdomen, CT scan of abdomen was requested for  further delineation. CT scan of abdomen done on 18.4.2005 showed a very large (about 12 × 9 cm) mixed density mass with homogenously enhancing well defined borders in the abdomen extending from the pelvic cavity to the upper abdomen causing significant pressure effect downwards towards urinary bladder and contrast material filled guts outwards and backwards mostly occupying the anterior part of abdominal cavity. The tumor was removed surgically and diagnosed as ovarian teratoma histopathologically.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v2i2.12846

J Enam Med Col 2012; 2(2): 94-96


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How to Cite

Bhuiyan, H. U., Afsana, F., Yasmin, S., & Begum, K. (2012). A Case of Childhood Ovarian Teratoma. Journal of Enam Medical College, 2(2), 94–96. https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v2i2.12846



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