Giant mature adrenal cystic teratoma in an infant

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Ciftci I., Cihan T., Koksal Y., Ugras S., EROL C.

Acta Informatica Medica, vol.21, no.2, pp.140-141, 2013 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/aim.2013.21.140-141
  • Journal Name: Acta Informatica Medica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-141
  • Keywords: Adrenal gland, Computed diagnosis, Cystic masses, Infant, Teratomasurgery, Tomography, X-ray
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Teratomas are derived from embryonic tissues that are typically found in the gonadal and sacrococcygeal regions of adults and children. Primary teratomas in the retroperitoneum are very rare in infant and primary adrenal teratomas are extremely rare. Early diagnosis and surgical resection are important for effective treatment. Case report: We report here the case of a histologically unusual adrenal teratomas detected on computed tomography during the workup of abdominal distension 3-mounth-old male infant. The evaluation and treatment of this condition and a review of the literature are included in this paper. © AVICENA 2013.