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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Gastric teratoma in a 6-month-old boy

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Greifswald, Germany
2 Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Greifswald, Germany

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Peer Wildbrett
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Greifswald, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Strasse, D-17475 Greifswald
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.93315

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Gastric teratomas are very rare embryonal neoplasms, accounting for 2.6% of all perinatal diagnosed germ cell tumours. About 85% are well-differentiated mature lesions and about 15% are immature tumours with the potential of malignant transformation. The recommended therapy for gastric teratomas is surgical excision. We present the case of a 6-month-old boy with an incidentally detected epigastric mass. The histological examination revealed a mature gastric teratoma. The diagnostic imaging, therapy and postoperative follow-up are discussed.

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