Ovarian Mature Cystic Teratoma Containing Homunculus: A Case Report

Yong Ho Lee, Sung Gun Kim, Sung Hyuk Choi, In Sun Kim, Sun Haeng Kim

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    We report a partial fetus-like structure (homunculus) in benign ovarian mature cystic teratoma removed from a 23-yr-old female. The cyst displayed various tissues derived from the three germ layers. The homunculus had a distinguished fetal cranial structure with one upper extremity. A partially developed osteocartilagenous skeleton was identified in the cranial structure of the homunculus. Intracranial structures such as cerebral cortex, retinal pigment, and leptomeninges were extruded from the partially disrupted calvarium.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)905-907
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec


    • Dermoid cyst
    • Homunculus
    • Ovarian neoplasms
    • Teratoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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