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Mature solid teratoma of the rectum: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19039642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of an unusual occurrence of mature solid teratoma of the rectum is reported with a review of the literature. A 30-year-old woman presented with bleeding per anum without any alteration in her bowel habits. Sigmoidoscopy revealed a pedunculated polypoidal mass arising from the posterior wall of the rectum. A polypectomy specimen on microscopy showed the components of all the three germ layers. This may be the largest polypoidal type of rectal teratoma reported in the English literature to date. A review of the literature indicated only 50 previously reported cases, with all except one being female. The common presentations include prolapse and bleeding per anum.
Bipin Kumar; Manoj Kumar; Rajeev Sen; Nitish Anchal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-28     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Ghopa, Dharan, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Epithelium / pathology
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Rectal Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Teratoma / pathology*,  surgery

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