Surgical approach to pediatric ovarian growing teratoma synd
Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is defined as the conversion of a metastatic immature tumor to a mature tumor after adjuvant chemotherapy and remains an area of investigation due to its unclear pathogenesis.

Due to its risk of malignant transformation, the primary treatment strategy for pediatric patients is surgical resection.

This report presents a case of a pediatric patient with recurrent GTS that was treated with chemotherapy, debulking procedures, and cryoablation for the growing nodules throughout her abdominal cavity.

The patient has had a good clinical outcome without recurrent malignant tumors. These masses do not always regress with chemotherapy and complete surgical excision or ablation should be attempted when possible.

Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology