Immature Fetiform Teratoma: An Unexpected Cause of Retroperi
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The Fetiform Teratoma (FT) is a rare entity, characterized by presenting tissues of different pluripotent cells without organization or organogenesis. Fetus in Fetus (FIF) on the other hand is usually an encapsulated lesion, with rudimentaryly developed organs and typically the presence of vertebral bodies.

A 5-month-old with normal prenatal checks, with a right permeable hydrocele antecedent, a non-painful and well-delimited mass, which occupied the entire right hemi abdomen, was incidentally detected. Ultrasound and abdominal CT show a retroperitoneal lesion that occupied the entire abdominal cavity, with the presence of fat bulbs and calcifications, which did not depend on any organic structure.

Tumor markers were normal. Laparotomy was performed with complete exéresis of tumour. Histopathological study showed a mixed composition, being compatible with immature fetiform teratoma. Favorable evolution.

In conclusion, unlike Fetus in Fetu, the Fetiform Teratoma is a more immature tumor so it requires stricter follow-up due to the presence of malignancy. Thus requiring a complete surgical resection.

Source: https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/ogcr/obstetrics-and-gynaecology-cases-reviews-ogcr-7-159.php?jid=ogcr
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