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Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Neoplasm consisting of multiple germ layer derivatives including hair, sebaceous material, teeth, glia, squamous debris, bone and cartilage. Most common ovarian neoplasm of childhood. Most are cystic and benign. Solid lesions are more frequently malignant.
Multiple germ layer derivatives including hair, sebaceous material, teeth, glia, squamous debris, bone and cartilage
On abdomainl plain film calcifications are seen in 66%.
On ultrasound it can be purely cystic, mixed cystic and solid, or purely solid. Hair, bones and teeth within the tumor are highly echogenic.
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