Growing teratoma syndrome: first case report in a 4-year-old girl.

  title={Growing teratoma syndrome: first case report in a 4-year-old girl.},
  author={Paul Daher and Edward Riachy and Antoine Khoury and Lara Raffoul and Claude Sader Ghorra and Caline Rehayem},
  journal={Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology},
  volume={28 1},
Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) consists of germ cell tumors that grow following chemotherapy despite complete eradication of the malignant cells. They can metastasize to any site, particularly the retroperitoneum, mediastinum and cervical region. It typically affects young adults and adolescents. Here we describe the youngest case reported in a 4-year-old girl with an ovarian mixed germ cell tumor who underwent an oophorectomy. Her tumor markers normalized by the end of her chemotherapeutic… CONTINUE READING


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