Arch Gynecol Obstet (2017) 296:397–404 DOI 10.1007/s00404-017-4437-2 REVIEW Melanoma arising in an ovarian cystic teratoma: a systematic review of presentation, treatment, and outcomes 1 1 1 1 • • • Joseph Zikry Dorota Z. Korta Lance W. Chapman Kenneth G. Linden Received: 1 March 2017 / Accepted: 14 June 2017 / Published online: 22 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose To assess the clinical presentation, treatment modalities, and outcome of primary melanomas arising in An ovarian cystic teratoma (OCT) or dermoid cyst is a ovarian cystic teratomas (OCT). germ cell tumor that is composed of cells derived from at Methods A systematic review on PubMed/MEDLINE was least two, but frequently all three germ cell layers. They performed on June 5, 2017, to gather data on patients with commonly contain well-differentiated ectodermal or primary melanomas arising in OCTs. No systematic mesodermal structures such as teeth, hair, sweat glands, reviews were identiﬁed. Consequently, only case reports thyroid tissue or cartilage. Immature tissues of germ cell and case series of individuals were analyzed. A total of 37 origin (pluripotent cells) may also be present . Benign articles met our inclusion criteria, totaling 41 unique OCTs are the most common
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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