Paraneoplastic syndromes revealing ovarian teratoma in young and menopausal women: report of two cases

  • Majdouline Boujoual
  • Ihsan Hakimi
  • Farid Kassidi
  • Youssef Akhoudad
  • Nawal Sahel
  • Adil Rkiouak
  • Mohamed Allaoui
  • Hafsa Chahdi
  • Mohamed Oukabli
  • Jaouad Kouach
  • Driss Rahali Moussaoui
  • Mohamed Dehayni

Abstract

Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of clinical and biological manifestations caused by underling neoplasms. They can reveal ovarian teratoma which express neuroendocrine proteins, or contain mature or immature neural tissue inducing an autoimmune response. The etiological investigation is then crucial to early identification of the tumor in order to optimize the prognosis and to limit neurological sequelae. In case of ovarian teratoma, management is essentially based on surgical resection sometimes associated with immunotherapie. We report two new cases of ovarian teratoma revealed by paraneoplastic syndromes in young and menopausal woman.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Majdouline Boujoual
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, University of Medicine Tangier, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Ihsan Hakimi
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Farid Kassidi
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Youssef Akhoudad
Department of Internal Medicine, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Nawal Sahel
Department of Internal Medicine, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Adil Rkiouak
Department of Internal Medicine, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Mohamed Allaoui
Department of Pathology, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Hafsa Chahdi
Department of Pathology, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Mohamed Oukabli
Department of Pathology, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Jaouad Kouach
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Driss Rahali Moussaoui
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Mohamed Dehayni
Department of Gynecology-Obstetric, Military Training Hospital Med V, Rabat, Maroc
Published
2016-09-18
Section
Articles

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