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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1985;19(2): 214-219.
Malignant Transformation in Cystic Teratoma of Ovary: 4 cases report.
Seong Sook Kim, Ae Lan Paik, Hye Je Cho, In Ki Paik, Ill Hyang Ko
Department of Pathology, Inje Medical College, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Development of a malignant tumor within a mature cystic teratoma is a serious event, and occurs in about 1%~4% of cases. The malignant transformation occurs most frequently in the squamous epithelium with the formation of a squamous cell carcinoma. There are 10 cases reported in the literature, in Korea. We report 4 additional cases, which include 3 squamous cell carcinomas and 1 adenosquamous carcinomas, arising in cystic teratoma of the ovary.