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An unusual mature thyroid teratoma on CT and 99Tcm scintigraphy imaging in a child.
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PMID:  20422175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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We report the imaging findings of a mature thyroid teratoma in a 5-year-old girl. Nuclear imaging showed a decrease in (99)Tcm uptake in the right lobe of the thyroid gland. CT scan showed a slightly lobulated soft-tissue mass without calcification, fat or cystic components. Histological analysis showed that the tumor was composed of mature neural tissue, cartilaginous, and epithelial elements. This case study provides new insights into the CT appearance of mature thyroid teratomas.
Authors:
Yu-Zhen Zhang; Wen-Hua Li; Ming-Jie Zhu; Yu-Hua Li; Yu Gao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1432-1998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1831-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, China 200092.
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