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Neonatal Medicine 2017;24(2):97-100.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5385/nm.2017.24.2.97    Published online May 31, 2017.
Immature Gastric Teratoma in a Newborn: A Case Report.
Seock Hwa Yoon, Ga Young Park, Won Seok Suh, Sung Shin Kim, Hyun Sook Hong
1Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. kimss@schmc.ac.kr
2Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
Abstract
A teratoma is the most common germ cell tumor in children; however, a gastric teratoma is very rare. An immature gastric teratoma has malignant potential; therefore, it should be removed surgically and followed up routinely to assess for recurrence by performing imaging studies and estimating serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level. We describe the case of a 2-day-old male neonate with abdominal distension and a palpable mass. He underwent surgical resection of a tumor that was diagnosed as an immature gastric teratoma.
Key Words: Immature teratoma, Stomach neoplasm, Newborn


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