Pregnancy complicated by an immature teratoma is rare, with a reported incidence of 0.07%. A case report of a grade 3 immature teratoma measuring 18 x 20 cm, with operative intraabdominal rupture (FIGO stage IC), is reported. The poor prognosis of malignant germ cell tumors treated by surgery alone seems to indicate a need for adjunctive chemotherapy. One course of multiagent chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin, vinblastine, and bleomycin (PVB) was initiated during the midtrimester. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery at term of a normal infant, the planned regimen of chemotherapy was resumed. Subsequent "second-look" laparotomy was negative for malignant disease. The actual risk of PVB chemotherapy in pregnancy cannot be assessed by a single case report. The delivery of a normal infant is encouraging.
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