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Massive intracranial immature teratoma with extracranial extension into oral cavity, nose, and neck.
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PMID:  9813428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of congenital massive intracranial teratoma with extracranial extension into oral cavity, nose, and neck diagnosed by antenatal ultrasonography at 25 weeks of gestation. The fetus was delivered by cesarean section because of massive fetal head size and severe maternal pregnancy-induced hypertension. At necropsy the tumor was found to be an immature teratoma, with no recognizable normal brain tissue. An additional finding was hepatomegaly secondary to extensive extramedullary hematopoiesis. Karyotyping of both the fetus and the teratoma revealed a normal female chromosomal composition: 46,XX.
A Alagappan; K E Shattuck; T Rowe; H Hawkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    1998 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-23     Completed Date:  1998-12-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universityof Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Cesarean Section
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Mouth / pathology*
Neck / pathology*
Nose / pathology*
Teratoma / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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