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Successful in utero treatment of an oral teratoma via operative fetoscopy: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22541612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prenatal diagnosis of a nasopharyngeal teratoma carries a very grave prognosis. Although these tumors constitute only 9% of all teratomas, all previous cases diagnosed antenatally have been associated with either fetal demise or emergent surgery at birth. Of the fetuses that survive to birth, delivery can be associated with airway obstruction and multiple postnatal surgeries. These complications could be averted if the tumor could be safely treated in utero. We hereby report the successful treatment of an oral teratoma via operative fetoscopy, with the birth of a healthy infant at term.
Eftichia V Kontopoulos; Marc Gualtieri; Rubén A Quintero
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-04-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  207     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  2012-08-27     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e12-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Fetal Therapy Center, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*
Mouth Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery*
Teratoma / diagnosis,  surgery*
Comment In:
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jan;51(1):83   [PMID:  22846886 ]

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