Immature Teratoma with Growing Teratoma Syndrome and Gliomatosis Peritonei Coexistence

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2022 Dec;32(12):SS122-SS124. doi: 10.29271/jcpsp.2022.Supp0.SS122.


Ovarian germ cell tumours constitute 5% of all ovarian cancers. During the natural course and treatment of these tumours , there may be more unusual cases. One of them is gliomatosis peritonei, which is characterised by the spread of glial cells on the peritoneal surfaces, while the other one is growing teratoma syndrome characterised by the rapid growth of benign component and loss or shrinkage of the malignant component in response to systemic chemotherapy during the treatment of germ cell tumours. Herein, we present a case of coexistence of gliomatosis peritonei and growing teratoma syndrome during the treatment of a 29-year female with immature ovarian teratoma. Key Words: Germ cell tumours , Growing teratoma syndrome, Gliomatosis peritonei, Ovaries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms* / complications
  • Ovarian Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms* / complications
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Syndrome
  • Teratoma* / complications
  • Teratoma* / pathology
  • Teratoma* / surgery