Benign enhancing components of mature ovarian teratoma: magnetic resonance imaging features and pathologic correlation

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The purpose of this work was to evaluate cases of benign ovarian mature teratoma (MT) with enhancing solid components on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to correlate the MRI findings with the pathology reports. We retrospectively reviewed MRI findings and pathologic reports of 126 patients with pathologically confirmed ovarian MT. Enhancing solid components were observed in 24 (18.8%) of 128 benign MTs. The largest diameter ranged from 5.9 to 42.2 mm. The appearance was variable. Of 24 tumors, 19 (79.2%) had regular borders. On pathologic analysis, solid components of benign MTs were identified as glial tissue, thyroid tissue, fibrous stroma, or vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1161
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1



  • Enhancing solid component
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mature teratoma
  • Ovary
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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