Surgical Approach to Pediatric Ovarian Growing Teratoma Syndrome: A Case Report

Anoosha Moturu, Lily Cheng, Jennifer E. Dietrich, Jodi Muscal, Kamlesh U. Kukreja, Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria

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Background: Growing teratoma syndrome is defined as conversion of a metastatic immature tumor to a mature tumor after adjuvant chemotherapy and remains an area of investigation because of its unclear pathogenesis. Because of its risk of malignant transformation, the primary treatment strategy for pediatric patients is surgical resection. Case: In this report we present a case of a pediatric patient with recurrent growing teratoma syndrome who was treated with chemotherapy, debulking procedures, and cryoablation for the growing nodules throughout her abdominal cavity. The patient has had a good clinical outcome without recurrent malignant tumor. Summary and Conclusion: These masses do not always regress with chemotherapy and complete surgical excision or ablation should be attempted when possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-881
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Case report
  • Chemotherapy
  • Growing teratoma syndrome
  • Pediatric
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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