Neonatal teratoma

Ramesh Y. Bhat, V. Kumar

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Abstract

Teratomas are neoplasms originating in pluripotent cells. They are composed of a wide diversity of tissues representing all three germ cell layers. The sacrococcygeal area is the most common extragonadal site. A sacrococcygeal teratoma is the commonest teratoma presenting in the neonatal period. We present a term neonate who had a large teratoma in the sacrococcygeal region. The tumour was associated with polyhydramnios and elevated alpha-fetoprotein at birth. Enbloc resection of the tumour resulted in rapid decline in the alpha-fetoprotein. Histopathological examination of the mass confirmed the tissues of all the three germ cell layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1792-1794
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2009

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Teratoma
alpha-Fetoproteins
Tumors
Cells
Tissue
Germ Layers
Germ Cells
Sacrococcygeal Region
Polyhydramnios
Neoplasms
Parturition

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Bhat, Ramesh Y. ; Kumar, V. / Neonatal teratoma. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 5. pp. 1792-1794.
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In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Vol. 3, No. 5, 01.10.2009, p. 1792-1794.

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