Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 3, March 2013, pages 135-138

Anti-NMDA Receptor Paraneoplastic Encephalitis: An Important Differential Diagnosis in Subacute Psychosis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. CT scan of the patient revealed a pelvic mass located to the right ovary with 119 × 132 mm in dimensions; calcification and fat foci inside suggestive of malignancy namely teratoma.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Macrocopic and microscopic analysis of the ovarian tissue revealed the presence of immature mesenchymal elements such as cartilage and adipose tissue. Mature elements such as bone, smooth muscle, keratined epidermis, sweat and sebaceous glands were also seen, as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal type epithelial cells. Findings confirmed the presence of immature, grade 2, ovarian teratoma.