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“Cutaneous-type” angiosarcoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary
  1. M A den Bakker1,
  2. A C Ansink2,
  3. P C Ewing-Graham1
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    Michael A den Bakker
    Department of Pathology, Erasmus MC, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands; m.denbakker{at}


Benign and malignant somatic tumours arising in mature cystic teratomas of the ovary are a rare but recognised phenomenon. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common somatic malignancy arising in ovarian teratomas, although many other types of tumour have been described. An angiosarcoma with “cutaneous” type typical features arising in a dermoid cyst of the ovary is reported. Vascular tumours have only rarely been described as secondary somatic tumours in ovarian teratomas. The diagnostic features and complications of such tumours are described.

  • MCT, mature cystic teratoma

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