Teratoma natural history
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The prognosis of teratoma depends on the type of tumor and malignant transformation. Mature teratoma is begnin and has an excellent prognosis compared to immature teratoma which has a favorable prognosis.The 6 year survival rate of patients with mature teratoma is approximately 96%. The overall 5 years survival rate of patient with immature teratoma is 90% and 75% for stage III and IV.Common complications are malignant transformation, rupture, torsion, and hemolytic anemia.
Natural History, Complications, and Prognosis
- The symptoms of (disease name) usually develop in the first/ second/ third decade of life, and start with symptoms such as ___.
- The symptoms of (disease name) typically develop ___ years after exposure to ___.
- If left untreated, [#]% of patients with [disease name] may progress to develop [manifestation 1], [manifestation 2], and [manifestation 3].
- Common complications of teratoma specially ovarian teratoma include:
- Malignant transformation
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
- Mature teratoma has an excellent prognosis.
- The 6 year survival rate of patients with mature teratoma is approximately 96%.
- Immature teratoma has favorable prognosis for stage I and poor for advance stages.
- Immature teratoma has 90%-95% of 5 years of survival rate for stage I and 75 % for stage II-IV.
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