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Oropharyngeal teratoma, a rare cause of airway obstruction in neonates.
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PMID:  22814615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Oropharyngeal teratomas are extremely rare congenital tumours, and because of their location in the upper airway they represent one of the most unusual causes of airway obstruction during the neonatal period. We report a 2-month-old girl who presented with repeated vomiting, failure to thrive and recurrent bouts of stridor and cyanosis since birth. On examination there was a mass originating from the oropharynx. The mass was excised under general anaesthesia by CO(2) laser. Histopathological examination revealed a teratoma of the oropharynx. We discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of this case as well as a review of the literature.
Mohammed Bahgat; Yassin Bahgat; Ahmed Bahgat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt.
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