Mature cystic teratoma of the uterosacral ligament successfully treated with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery

Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Yu-Jin KooYong-Soon Kwon


Although the majority of teratomas are encountered in the ovary, extragonadal mature cystic teratoma is an unusual disease entity, and the most common site is the omentum. The occurrence of this tumor on a uterosacral ligament is extremely rare with enigmatic etiology. To our knowledge, there have been only three cases reported to date that describe a mature cystic teratoma of the uterosacral ligament, and this is the first report of successful treatment of these rare tumors with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS). In the present study, we report a mature cystic teratoma of the uterosacral ligament successfully treated with LESS in a 34-year-old woman with a preoperative diagnosis of mature cystic teratoma of the left ovary.


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