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Vol. 99. Issue 8.
Pages 611 (October 2021)
Vol. 99. Issue 8.
Pages 611 (October 2021)
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Giant pelvic teratoma
Teratoma pélvico gigante
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Elena Fernández Segoviaa,
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, José Tomás Torres Alcaláb, Francisco Huertas Peñab, Jesús María Villar del Moralc
a Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
b Unidad de Coloproctología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
c Servicio de Cirugía General, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
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A 23-year-old female patient, with no known history, consulted for acute recurrent urine retention. A study was started with abdominal ultrasound, which was then completed with CT scan and MRI (Figs. 1 and 2) of the pelvis. The findings of these tests revealed a 12-cm sacrococcygeal teratoma.

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Mature cystic teratomas are the most common ovarian tumors. On MRI, they appear as a typical ‘bag of marbles’ image, where floating globules usually have a nest composed of detritus, scaly material, or fine hairs that is hyperintense on T2 and hypointense on T1.

Please cite this article as: Fernández Segovia E, Torres Alcalá JT, Huertas Peña F, Villar del Moral JM. Teratoma pélvico gigante. Cir Esp. 2021;99:611.

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