Although it is normal to find benign ovarian teratomas, in 3% of cases of teratoma immature cells are found and may have malignant behavior. This type of tumor is diagnosed in girls under the age of 18 and is treated by surgical removal of the ovary.
Can an ovarian teratoma be malignant?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 05/05/2017
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)