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Superinfection of mature ovarian cystic teratoma in a child: An unusual presentation


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of Pathology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Ashish Chhabra,
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot - 151 203, Punjab
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Mature cystic teratoma is the most common type of ovarian germ cell tumor. The presentation ranges from its asymptomatic nature to various complications such as torsion, rupture, and malignant change. The present case summarizes the rarest complication in the form of superinfection in a young girl without preexisting risk factors.


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