J Plast Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Mesenteric Teratoma in Adult Female: A Rare Case

Cesar Oropeza-Duarte1, Daniel Monraz-Alvarez1, Karla Leonher-Ruezga1, Daniela Suarez- Velazquez1, Karlagarcia-Moran1, Maria Fernanda Garcia-Colunga1 and Quitzia Libertad Torres- Salazar2*

1Department of General Surgery, Hospital Dr. Valentin Gomez Farias, Institute of Safety and Social Services for State Workers, Mexico 2Department of General Surgery, Juarez University of the State of Durango, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Torres-Salazar QL 

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Background: Mesenteric teratomas are considered rare intra-abdominal tumors with minimum clinical symptoms, which turn difficult their preoperative diagnosis. They represent a poorly studied pathology that has been established with 1 in 26,794 to 250,000 frequencies of hospital admissions. It is not frequent to think about this kind of lesion in a preoperative period, and the symptoms it presents can be very ambiguous. Therefore, in this study we present a case of acute abdomen, in a 65-year-old Mexican woman, in which a mesenteric teratoma was obtained as a surgical finding. Case Report: 65-year-old woman who presented a clinical picture of abdominal pain and distention, nausea and constipation, as well as absence of gas channeling in the last 24 h. After 48 h of conservative management, without favorable results and with a diagnosis of acute abdomen, surgery was entered to perform exploratory laparotomy and an intraoperative finding of mesenteric teratoma was made. Two ovoid specimens were extracted and sent to the pathology area, who confirms the diagnosis of mature cystic teratoma. Conclusion: Teratoma is commonly a germ cell tumour that originates in the gonads and is detected in women of reproductive age. This is extremely rare, with an estimated 21 cases reported to date. Despite the low frequency, it is suggested to it considered these teratomas in the differential diagnosis against other pathologies, especially if they do not show a very clear data.


Case report; Mesenteric teratoma; Dermoid cyst; Mature cystic teratoma


Oropeza-Duarte C, Monraz-Alvarez D, Leonher-Ruezga K, Suarez-Velazquez D, Karlagarcia-Moran, Garcia-Colunga MF, et al. Mesenteric Teratoma in Adult Female: A Rare Case. J Plast Surg. 2022; 2(1): 1010..

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