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Neonatal Medicine 2017;24(2):97-100.
DOI:    Published online May 31, 2017.
Immature Gastric Teratoma in a Newborn: A Case Report.
Seock Hwa Yoon, Ga Young Park, Won Seok Suh, Sung Shin Kim, Hyun Sook Hong
1Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
A teratoma is the most common germ cell tumor in children; however, a gastric teratoma is very rare. An immature gastric teratoma has malignant potential; therefore, it should be removed surgically and followed up routinely to assess for recurrence by performing imaging studies and estimating serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level. We describe the case of a 2-day-old male neonate with abdominal distension and a palpable mass. He underwent surgical resection of a tumor that was diagnosed as an immature gastric teratoma.
Key Words: Immature teratoma, Stomach neoplasm, Newborn


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