Laparoscopic Management of Teratoma of the Round Ligament


      This paper describes the case of an asymptomatic woman who underwent laparoscopy as part of a work-up for infertility. A previous transvaginal ultrasound had shown an echogenic adnexal mass, independent of the ovary. The intraoperative finding was a tumor of the round ligament that was resected and determined to be a mature teratoma. The case is reported due to the unusual location for that type of tumor; and in addition, it is the first description of a teratoma in the round ligament managed by laparoscopy.
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