Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 585–588

Recurrent yolk sac tumor following resection of a neonatal immature gastric teratoma

Authors

    • Department of Pediatric SurgerySaitama City Hospital
    • Department of Pediatric SurgeryKyorin University School of Medicine
    • Department of Pediatric SurgeryKyorin University School of Medicine
  • Masao Endo
    • Department of Pediatric SurgerySaitama City Hospital
  • Fumiko Yoshida
    • Department of Pediatric SurgerySaitama City Hospital
  • Tohru Tezuka
    • Department of PediatricsSaitama City Hospital
  • Kyoko Kudo
    • Department of PediatricsSaitama City Hospital
  • Seiji Sato
    • Department of PediatricsSaitama City Hospital
  • Seiya Akatsuka
    • Department of PathologySaitama City Hospital
  • Jun-ichi Hata
    • National Institute for Child-Health and Development
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-005-1404-y

Cite this article as:
Ukiyama, E., Endo, M., Yoshida, F. et al. Ped Surgery Int (2005) 21: 585. doi:10.1007/s00383-005-1404-y

Abstract

Gastric teratomas are very rare and usually benign. Only a few cases of gastric teratomas with malignant components have been reported. This report describes recurrence of a yolk sac tumor following resection of a neonatal immature gastric teratoma. Gastric teratoma recurring as a malignant lesion has not been previously reported. Recurrence of immature gastric teratomas should be considered, and a periodic follow-up check with alpha-fetoprotein level should be mandatory.

Keywords

Gastric teratomaImmature teratomaYolk sac tumor

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