Identical twins with mature cystic teratomas treated with laparoscopic surgery: Two case reports

  • Authors:
    • Yasushi Mabuchi
    • Nami Ota
    • Aya Kobayashi
    • Yuko Tanizaki
    • Sawako Minami
    • Kazuhiko Ino
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  • Published online on: December 28, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1118
  • Pages: 276-278
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Abstract

Mature cystic teratomas are the most common among all ovarian neoplasms, representing 30‑40% of the cases. However, to the best of our knowledge, there have been only two reports of mature cystic teratomas occurring in identical twins to date. We herein report a case of identical twins with mature cystic teratomas who were treated with laparoscopic surgery. A 32‑year‑old woman was referred to our hospital due to a tumor in the right ovary. The patient underwent laparoscopic resection of the ovarian tumor and the pathological diagnosis was benign mature cystic teratoma. Two years later, the identical twin of the abovementioned patient was referred to our hospital also due to a right ovarian tumor. The patient underwent laparoscopic resection of the ovarian tumor and the pathological diagnosis was benign mature cystic teratoma. Therefore, for early diagnosis, it may be important to consider the possibility of mature cystic teratoma in the identical twin of a patient, even in the absence of symptoms.
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Spandidos
Mabuchi Y, Ota N, Kobayashi A, Tanizaki Y, Minami S and Ino K: Identical twins with mature cystic teratomas treated with laparoscopic surgery: Two case reports. Mol Clin Oncol 6: 276-278, 2017
APA
Mabuchi, Y., Ota, N., Kobayashi, A., Tanizaki, Y., Minami, S., & Ino, K. (2017). Identical twins with mature cystic teratomas treated with laparoscopic surgery: Two case reports. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 6, 276-278. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1118
MLA
Mabuchi, Y., Ota, N., Kobayashi, A., Tanizaki, Y., Minami, S., Ino, K."Identical twins with mature cystic teratomas treated with laparoscopic surgery: Two case reports". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6.2 (2017): 276-278.
Chicago
Mabuchi, Y., Ota, N., Kobayashi, A., Tanizaki, Y., Minami, S., Ino, K."Identical twins with mature cystic teratomas treated with laparoscopic surgery: Two case reports". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6, no. 2 (2017): 276-278. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1118