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A benign teratoma of the ovary fistulating into the rectum

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D Wichremasinghe ,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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DN Samarasekera

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Abstract

In Greek, teratoma means "monstrous tumour". Teratomas account for 10-20% of all ovarian neoplasms. More than 95% are benign (dermoid cysts). Less than 2% of cystic lesions contain malignant tissue, while more than 80% of solid teratomas are malignant.

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2636

Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55: 133
Keywords: teratoma
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2636
How to Cite: Wichremasinghe, D. and Samarasekera, D., 2010. A benign teratoma of the ovary fistulating into the rectum. Ceylon Medical Journal, 55(4), p.133. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2636
Published on 29 Dec 2010.
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