Primary ovarian neuroendocrine tumour arising in a benign mature cystic teratoma: a case report and literature review

Keywords: ovarian carcinoid, ovarian neuroendocrine tumour, primary ovarian neuroendocrine tumour, teratoma

Abstract

Primary ovarian neuroendocrine tumours are very uncommon tumours. Herein, we describe a case of 27-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and an ovarian mass, for which she underwent a right salpingo-oophorectomy. Histopathological evaluation confirmed a right-sided primary ovarian neuroendocrine tumour occurring in a benign mature cystic teratoma. The patient has not undergone any additional therapy and is currently well. This case illustrates the need for thorough clinicopathological correlation together with adequate sampling to ensure accurate diagnosis and timeous management of the patient.

Author Biographies

R Wadee, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

I Beavon, Lancet Laboratories

Department of Histopathology, Lancet Laboratories, Johannesburg, South Africa

T Smith, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

L Mbodi, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Published
2020-12-15
Section
Case Studies