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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 4534053, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4534053
Case Report

An Uncommon Case of Adolescent Ovarian Teratoma Incarcerated in Inguinal Hernia

1Pediatric Surgery, Department of Health Promotion & Mother and Child Care, University of Palermo, Via Alfonso Giordano 3, 90127 Palermo, Italy
2Human Pathology, Department of Health Promotion & Mother and Child Care, University of Palermo, Via Alfonso Giordano 3, 90127 Palermo, Italy

Received 31 March 2016; Accepted 26 June 2016

Academic Editor: Carmelo Romeo

Copyright © 2016 Marco Pensabene et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mature cystic teratoma is the most frequent benign ovarian neoplastic lesion in adolescents and is generally composed of fully differentiated tissue arising from multipotential three germinal layers. It accounts for approximately 50% of benign ovarian tumors in childhood. Rarely, a bilateral, synchronous, or metachronous presentation can be observed, supporting a conservative approach as the first surgical approach. We report a case of an ovarian mature cystic incarcerated in indirect inguinal hernia in a 15-year-old girl undergoing ovary-sparing surgery. To our knowledge this is the first case of such lesion incarcerated in an inguinal hernia reported in literature.