Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2006;25(4): 179-184.
US Diagnosis of Mature Cystic Teratomas of the Ovary: Morphologic Analysis of 112 Pathologically Proven Cases.
Nami Choi, Chan Kyo Kim, Byung Kwan Park
1Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Sumsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.
  Published online: December 1, 2006.
n in 93 of the 112 tumors (83.0%), with pure cystic masses (types I-III) accounted for the remaining 19 tumors (17.1 %). Of the 112 tumors, 68 (67.1%) showed posterior sonic shadowing which was demonstrated only in the hyperechoic area of types IV-VI. CONCLUSION: Any adnexal masses representing a hyperechoic area within a cyst, solid and cystic tumors containing hyperechogenicity or diffusely hyperechoic mass, especially when accompanied by posterior sonic shadowing, should be suspected as indicative of mature cystic teratoma.
Keywords: Ovary; neoplasms; Ultrasound (US)
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