Giant Retroperitoneal Mature Cystic Teratoma in an Infant
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Teratomas are congenital tumors comprising of tissues, arising from pluripotent embryonic cells.They are frequently seen in gonads.The involvement of extragonadal sites in decreasing order of frequency are anterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, pre sacrococcygeal areas, pineal and other intracranial sites. We describe an unusual case of a 6 weeks old male baby, presented with a large mass in his abdomen. Radiological work-up revealed a large retroperitoneal mass. Exploratory laparotomy with tumor resection was performed. Histopathological examination confirmed a mature cystic teratoma.The baby is doing well on follow up....

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