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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 152–154 | Cite as

Gastric Teratoma in an Infant: A Rare Case Report and Discussion

  • Prabhat Radhakrishna YajiEmail author
  • Sanjeev Joshi
  • Vidyadhar Kinhal
  • T. H. S. Ravishankar
  • G. Jayaprakasha
  • Ashok Melapure
  • Ravi Reddy
  • Mahesh Desai
  • B. Venkatesh
Case Report

Abstract

Gastric teratoma is a rare tumor, accounting for less than 1 % of all teratomas in infants & children. To date, only about 102 cases have been reported in the literature. A 10 month old infant was brought with a history of upper abdominal mass which was otherwise asymptomatic. On evaluation it was diagnosed as gastric teratoma. On laparotomy the mass was found to be originating from lesser curvature of stomach. Mass was excised and histopathologically it was a mature cystic teratoma. No recurrence after 18 months of follow-up.

Keywords

Gastric Teratoma Stomach Teratomas Germ cell tumors 

Supplementary material

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Video showing laparotomy and exploration. (AVI 10029 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabhat Radhakrishna Yaji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sanjeev Joshi
    • 1
  • Vidyadhar Kinhal
    • 1
  • T. H. S. Ravishankar
    • 1
  • G. Jayaprakasha
    • 1
  • Ashok Melapure
    • 1
  • Ravi Reddy
    • 1
  • Mahesh Desai
    • 1
  • B. Venkatesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryVijayangara Institute of Medical SciencesBellaryIndia

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