Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
Neonatal Med. 2017 May;24(2):97-100. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5385/nm.2017.24.2.97
Yoon SH , Park GY , Suh WS , Kim SS , Hong HS .
Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. kimss@schmc.ac.kr
Department 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.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.