Neonatal Teratoma

Bhat, RY and Kumar, V (2009) Neonatal Teratoma. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, 3 (5). pp. 1792-1794.

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Teratomas are neoplasms originating in pluripotent cells. They are composed of a widediversity of tissues representing all three germ cell layers. The sacrococcygeal area isthe most common extragonadal site. A sacrococcygeal teratoma is the commonestteratoma presenting in theneonatal period. We present a term neonate who had alarge teratoma in the sacrococcygeal region. The tumour was associated with polyhydramnios and elevated alpha-fetoproteinatbirth.Enbloc resection of thetumour resulted in rapid decline in the alpha-fetoprotein. Histopathologicalexamination of the mass confirmed the tissues of all the three germ cell layers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teratoma, Neonate, Sacrococcygeal area
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatric Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 09:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 09:18

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