A rare case of Mature Cystic Teratoma in an 8-year-old girl:
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Mature cystic teratoma is the most frequent neoplastic tumor of children and adolescents, accounting for more than one-half of ovarian neoplasm in women younger than 20 years of age. The detection of dermoid cyst at 8 years of age is uncommon and hence is being reported to acquaint the doctors of this possibility.An 8-year-old girl presented with a complaint of dull aching pain in abdomen for 3–4 weeks. On examination, the vitals were stable; secondary sexual characteristics were not well developed. On abdominal examination, a well-defined lump, smooth and mobile, was felt corresponding to 16–18 weeks of gestation. The lump was firm in consistency and was very mobile. Ultrasonography shows a cystic mass of size 9.30 cm × 5.87 cm in the pelvic region.

The patient was taken for laparotomy. On opening the abdomen, the uterus was very small in size, right ovary was normal, and a left ovarian cyst 8 cm in size with smooth surface [ was found. An ovarian cyst in an 8-year-old girl may also have some malignant potential, so ovariotomy was done. The patient stood the procedure well. Histopathologic findings also suggested mature cystic teratoma...

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