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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(6):1269-1272.
Published online June 1, 2004.
Atypical Proliferating Muinous Tumor arising in a Mature Cystic Teratoma.
Do Young Chung, Nan Hui Jeong, Jae Won Kim, Nak Woo Lee, Tak Kim, Hai Joong Kim, Jin Woo Shin, Eunmee Han
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Ansan, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Ansan, Korea.
Abstract
The borderline tumor is not benign but has low malignant potential, which accounts for 10-15% of all ovarian tumors. The mucinous borderline tumors make up approximately 40% of all borderline tumors. About 5% of mature cystic teratomas of ovary include some with mucinous cystadenoma. The malignant transformation is occurred in about 1-3% of patients who have a mature cystic teratoma. There has been reported frequently about the malignant transformation of a mature cystic teratoma. After the first description of a patient with mucinous borderline tumor associated with a mature cystic teratoma in 1988, the borderline tumorous change of a mature cystic teratoma has been reported rarely. This report presents a patient with atypical proliferating mucinous tumor arising in a mature cystic teratoma.
Key Words: Borderline tumor, Mature cystic teratoma, Atypical proliferating mucinous tumor


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