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Massive teratomas involving the cranial base: treatment and outcome--a two-center report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8430136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Massive teratomas involving the cranial base are extremely rare, and to our knowledge, there are no reports of this condition in surviving children. We describe the management of four cases of massive intracranial teratomas, reflecting a combined experience from two major referral centers. We found that when corrected at an early age, the brain parenchyma demonstrated a remarkable ability to reexpand in those children who had appeared to have sustained parenchymal deficits secondary to the mass effect from the tumor. Follow-up thus far suggests that regional skull growth potential may be compromised in some of these patients. Often, the exact pathologic diagnosis of these entities is somewhat different, since they may fall somewhere within the hamartoma-heterotopia-teratoma continuum. We believe that the best care of these children is offered through a combined simultaneous craniofacial and neurosurgical approach.
J A Fearon; I R Munro; D A Bruce; L A Whitaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-11     Completed Date:  1993-03-11     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Head and Neck Neoplasms / congenital,  radiography,  surgery*
Teratoma / congenital,  radiography,  surgery*

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