Managing mature cystic teratomas of the ovary.

  title={Managing mature cystic teratomas of the ovary.},
  author={Claire L Templeman and Mary E Fallat and Alan M. Lam and Stacie E Perlman and Susan Paige Hertweck and Deirdre M O'Connor},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  volume={55 12},
Mature cystic teratomas (MCT), commonly called dermoid cysts, are the most common benign germ cell tumors of the ovary in women of reproductive age. Future fertility is of major concern among these women; therefore, the surgical management must focus on preserving ovarian tissue and minimizing adhesion formation. Patients requiring surgery should be appropriately counseled about the risks and benefits of laparoscopy and laparotomy, the risks of intraoperative MCT spillage and adhesion formation… CONTINUE READING

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