THIS is a report of a teratoma of the ovary discovered during a routine examination of a 20 month old baby girl and successfully removed at operation. The occurrence of this tumor in a child so young is rare indeed; the youngest previously recorded patient was 3 years of age.
REPORT OF A CASE
Patient T. K. was the first born of a woman 28 years of age. Delivery was by cesarean section, the indication being a general contraction of the pelvis with breech presentation. The child appeared normal at birth and was bottle fed. She thrived well with no illnesses other than two "colds." Immunizations against diphtheria and whooping cough were given separately.At the age of 20 months on routine examination, a smooth ovoid mass, the size of a large egg, was noted in the suprapubic region, exactly in the midline vertical with the long axis. It extended