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Multilocated mature teratoma: a case report and review of the literature

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Mature teratomas are rare inclusion tumors, which have benign behaviors. Different locations of the tumor were reported in the literature. However, multiple tumor locations are extremely rare. An eight year old patient presented with an intraventricularly mature teratoma. During the six year follow up-period, two separately located masses were observed in the chest area and in the right iliac region, and both tumors were histologically diagnosed as mature teratomas. In this study, this unique case of mature teratoma presented with multiple locations in three separate body compartments. Furthermore, intraventricular dissemination with sellar and parasellar extension was observed in the third ventricle.

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Colpan, M., Unlu, A., Erden, E. et al. Multilocated mature teratoma: a case report and review of the literature. Acta Neurochir 146, 1145–1150 (2004).

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