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Severe anemia in a 25-day-old infant due to gastric teratoma with focal neuroblastoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13680506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastric teratoma is an extremely rare embryonic neoplasm containing tissue from all three germ layers (ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm). A 25-day-old infant presented with anemia and a palpable abdominal mass. Computed tomography (CT) scanning showed a solid and cystic multiloculated tumor of mixed echogenicity and calcifications. An encapsulated bleeding tumor localized to the posterior wall of the stomach with extension to a bowel segment was promptly excised. Histology revealed a grade III immature teratoma with small foci of neuroblastoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first infant with gastric teratoma containing foci of neuroblastoma causing bleeding and anemia as presentation symptoms at neonatal age.
Authors:
Samantha Hook; Richard Spicer; Jonathan Williams; David Grier; Steve Lowis; Annabel Foot; Consolato Sergi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-18     Completed Date:  2004-01-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anemia / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Neuroblastoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Stomach Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Teratoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Am J Perinatol. 2004 Jul;21(5):305; author reply 305-6   [PMID:  15232765 ]

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