Angiosarcoma Arising in Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Ovary: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
International journal of gynecological pathology: official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (Impact Factor: 1.63). 10/2009; 28(5):453-7. DOI: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31819d4574
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ABSTRACT Mature cystic teratoma of the ovary is the most common ovarian tumor. Malignant transformation of this neoplasm is rare and is mostly represented by squamous carcinoma. Less frequently, malignant transformation is represented by a sarcoma. To date, only 5 cases of angiosarcoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary have been reported. Herein, we report the clinicopathologic features of one such case. A review of the literature is also presented.